The student response system in use at WMU is i>clicker. Instructors ask a question and students respond by pressing a button on their clicker remotes. Responses are transmitted to a base station connected to the instructor's laptop, where they are recorded and displayed.
The current version of i>clicker is 7.8.1.
Students purchase i>clickers at the bookstore and must register their clickers in Elearning once a year (usually in September). Students register their clicker remotes by clicking on any course link, clicking the Resources link in the brown navigation bar, and selecting Register your i>clicker.
To utilize the clicker system:
- Instructors should bring their laptop to the Faculty Technology Center and request a base station and instructor's remote.
- i>clicker software will be installed on the laptop and the remote will be registered.
- Instructors will set up their class folder and download their roster from Elearning (note: this method of downloading the roster is utilized even if Elearning tools are not used for the course).
- i>clicker also includes an integration tool which allows instructors to directly upload session data to Elearning.
Instructors can also download i>clicker software from GoWMU in the Software Downloads channel under Other Software and License Files. Software can also be updated by clicking on the iclicker.exe file, then selecting Help>Check for Updates.