Experience Polling in iClicker Reef Student

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Jul 17, 2017
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To experience student polling firsthand, start a course polling session from the instructor software then find another web-enabled device such as a smartphone or tablet. Using a secondary device provides a more realistic simulation of the student experience. Alternatively, you can use your web browser and switch back and forth between applications on the desktop.

IMPORTANT: Create an instructor account and a course before you continue with the following steps. 

1. Use iClicker Cloud to run a course polling session.

2. Switch to a secondary device (e.g., smartphone, tablet, or another computer) or open a browser on your computer. From the student web application at app.reef-education.com or mobile app, sign in using your instructor account credentials, there is no need to create a student account.

3. Click on the plus sign to add your course. Search for your institution and then find your course. Confirm that you selected the correct course by clicking the Add this Course button located at the bottom of the Confirm Course window.

4. Join the course polling session by selecting the course from the Courses window in the student application. Then, click the Join button.

5. Use the instructor desktop application to start a poll by choosing Polling from the master toolbar and then selecting the start button.

6. Respond to the poll using the student application. If enabled, a screen capture from your computer is presented to your students when you start a poll. 

7. Close the iClicker Cloud master toolbar in the instructor application to end the session. The Course Dashboard appears. From here, you can view the session results or sign out.

8. When you end the course polling session, the session also ends in the Reef student application. The completed session is listed in the Course History section of Reef. You can select the session from the list and review the results from the student's perspective. If enabled in your course settings, students can select an individual question to view a detailed summary of the results.

Don't forget to sign out or exit the browser when you are finished.