Managing Video Content
…utilize live polling as a teaching strategy to encourage active learning and student participation. They provide immediate feedback to the instructor about how well students understand key concepts presented in class. iClicker loaner kits as well as wifi polling software are both available from IT at no cost to Skidmore faculty and students.
Clicker loaner kits consist of handheld clicker remotes, a base station, and a USB cable and are available for short-term or semester loan from Media Services. IT has enough clickers to accommodate most short-term faculty needs. For faculty interested in the semester-loan option, contact LEDs prior to the start of the semester so that an order can be placed with the iClicker vendor. At the end of the semester, faculty collect the clickers from students and return the clicker loaner kit. If a clicker is lost, the student will be charged $50 (or current clicker value, whichever is larger) to her/his bursar account. Broken clickers are replaced at no cost.
Faculty using clickers in their course are encouraged to provide students with the following information in the syllabus: ‚ÄúClickers will be used in this class. ¬†As Skidmore College believes in providing students with the best pedagogical practices possible, clickers are made available to students at no student cost. ¬†The instructor will lend a clicker, provided by IT, to the student at the start of the term. ¬†If a clicker breaks, a replacement will be provided at no cost. ¬†Lost clickers will be replaced, but will result in a charge to the student of $50 to his/her bursar account.‚Äù
Quickly Assess Student Understanding And Take Attendance
Keep Students' Attention Focused During Lecture
Increase Interaction and Engagement with Course Content
Encourage collaborative learning and peer instruction
Hear from everyone especially more reserved and quiet students
Students use their devices they bring to class as clickers
Robust Moderation, Reporting and Grading Features
What Faculty Are Saying
‚ÄúClickers are critical to engaging students with the course material in real time, particularly in large classes where some students might be reluctant to participate.‚Äù
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