How to Enable Reef in Your iClicker Classic Course Settings

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Mar 8, 2018
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The iClicker Reef settings allow you to enable iClicker Reef for your class. Students can then use their laptop or smartphone with the iClicker Reef app to respond to polls in your class.

IMPORTANT: When creating an iClicker course with Reef enabled, you should create your Reef course only through the settings section of your iClicker software. You should not create a separate Reef account outside of the iClicker settings. Creating a separate Reef account will create a separate course that is not linked to your iClicker course and your students will not be able to join a poll or quiz. If you have accidentally created a course in Reef but will be teaching using iClicker, please log into Reef, find the course, and choose the “-“ sign in the bottom lefthand corner to remove the course. You can then create your course via the Reef link in your iClicker software as instructed below.

When Reef is enabled, the software allows you to start or resume a session without an attached base station. Without a base, students cannot vote using physical clickers and you cannot use an instructor remote.

Follow the steps below or view an instructional video. 

1. Click Enable.

2. Either sign in with your existing Reef account or click Create Account if you do not already have one.

3. Enter your information and click Create. The Institution and Name you enter will be the same information your students search for to find your course. You can also select a Primary Discipline.

4. Enter your course information and click Create. All of the information you enter here can be seen by students in their Reef apps. We recommend filling in as much information as possible. Entering both the required and optional information helps students select the correct course.

Note: You can choose to allow Reef students to view screenshots of questions to review after each session has ended.

Important: The End Date you choose will ultimately archive this course for students using Reef. Students already enrolled in your course will still be able to access their information but new students will no longer be able to search and find it, helping to reduce confusion at the start of each new semester. 

5. Review the course details and then click Save. You can come back in and Edit these settings or Disable iClicker Reef Student

Important: Students need to enter their student ID as it appears in your roster into their Reef profiles. If students do not enter their student ID in their Reef profile, they will not show as registered in your iClicker gradebook. They will appear as "Unknown Reef User" until they enter their student ID in Reef (and you synchronize your roster).