i>Clickers Student Response System

Clickers, also known as student response systems and classroom voting systems, allow students to answer teacher-posed questions using an electronic polling unit. To simplify integrating clickers into your classes, KUMC has adopted the i>clickers system as our preferred clickers system.

  1. Clickers enable you to quickly conduct formative assessments during class, getting important feedback about student understanding and adjusting instruction based on this feedback.
  2. With clickers, you can poll audience opinions, interests, and preferences and adapt your presentation using this information.
  3. Using a peer instruction strategy, you can increase student interaction, especially in large lecture courses.

What are some exciting and useful capabilities of clickers?

  • Automatically track individual student attendance and performance.
  • Conduct anonymous opinion polls on controversial topics.
  • Work with any computer program, not just PowerPoint.
  • Include web-based clickers, in addition to or instead of hand-held clicker units, for students who already bring a laptop to class.
  • Upload grades from i>grader to Blackboard Grade Center

How do I begin using this service?

Schedule a consultation with your TLT Liaison to explore how clickers might be integrated into your courses:

School of Health Professions - Sonny Painter (913) 588-5532
School of Medicine - Douglas Adams (913) 588-6062
School of Nursing - Nellie Modares (913) 588-7341

Additional online resources for this service:

  1. Uploading grades from i>grader into Blackboard
  2. 7 Things You Should Know about Clickers
  3. How To Use Clickers Effectively (11-minute video)
  4. Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips
  5. iClickers Case Studies

For more information about this service, contact Teaching & Learning Technologies (TLT) at (913) 588-7107 or tlt@kumc.edu.

Last modified: Feb 03, 2014