Exciting Summer/Fall 2019 Updates
Classroom distractions have met their match.
Meet iClicker Focus and Remote-Only courses.
Getting the most out of valuable face-to-face time can be challenging with busy students multitasking and the various distractions in play during class time. So we’re introducing a few new features to manage classroom distractions this year, with flexible technology options that allow you to choose what’s right for your classroom.
Beta testing in Fall 2019, available January 2020
We know that many instructors would like the increased functionality that comes with a mobile student engagement app, but can have concerns about the use of mobile phones in the classroom. Enter iClicker Focus. With Focus, you can:
- Reduce distractions & multitasking
- Gain insight into engagement in your class
- Promote student self-regulation behaviors
By Spring of 2020, instructors will have the option to designate any course to run as a “Focused Class” via their course settings and choose an allowed level of device usage. Focus provides insight for instructors and students around engagement in class via post-class reporting.
Now in iClicker Cloud, instructors have the choice to specify that students only use iClicker remotes in their course. Our new Remote-Only mode allows instructors to disable the use of mobile devices in the classroom - students, however, will still have access to all iClicker Reef data in their app.
We’re rolling out the welcome mat.
Whether instructor or student, we’ve improved our processes to ensure that everyone has a smooth start.
Instructor Onboarding Improvements—Coming in August
This fall, iClicker begins the process of rolling out onboarding systems improvements. Our sights are set on making it even easier to control enrollments to match LMS rosters and, in the near future, for instructors to create courses in iClicker Cloud. Keep your eyes peeled for updates!
Student Onboarding Improvements—Coming in Fall
Students want easy, so we’re bringing it. We're improving the student onboarding experience, making it easier for students to sign up and get started in your course.
For more information about our Summer/Fall 2019 release, please visit our iClicker Cloud Summer/Fall Release Page.