Instructor Guide: iClicker Classic Integrate with Moodle

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Mar 29, 2018
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The iClicker Moodle plug-in allows a seamless integration of data between Moodle and iClicker’s integrated gradebook. Communication with the Moodle plug-in:
  • Enables students to register their iClicker remotes directly within Moodle
  • Allows you to easily download your class roster and student registrations from Moodle
  • Allows you to easily upload your iClicker scores into Moodle's gradebook

Integration with the Moodle plug-in requires some set up and authentication work from your Moodle administrator prior to your use of the application. Your Moodle administrator should have already done the following:

  • Added a link in your LMS that your students can use to register their iClicker remotes
  • Provided you with a customer version of iClicker Classic that is pre-configured to communicate with your Moodle plug-in

Follow the steps below to complete the integration process:


iClicker Integrate with Moodle

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Configure your iClicker software

When the integration file is detected in the iClicker Classic Resources folder, the software automatically recognizes that you are using Moodle as your LMS. You will need to map your iClicker course to the corresponding course in Moodle.

Open course settings

Select your course name from the course list and click Settings. For directions on creating your course, see Create a Course.

Click "Gradebook"

Click the Gradebook tab near the top of the new window.

In the Learning management system (LMS) section, Moodle (or a custom label specified by your Admin) should appear for the LMS Name.

Click "Select Course" and log in using Moodle credentials

Click the Select Course button in the Learning management system (LMS) section.

Enter your Moodle account credentials and log in. Depending on your LMS set-up, you may need to provide your password or a security key.

Note: If your administrator has allowed you to save login credentials, you will see an option to Save my credentials and automatically log me in to my LMS. This box is checked by default. If you do not wish to save your credentials, uncheck this box before clicking Log In.

Select Moodle course to add to Gradebook

Upon logging in, a list of your Moodle courses is returned. Select the course that maps to the iClicker course and click Select.

Note: If you choose to Log Out from this window, you will need to log back in when downloading your roster from Moodle or uploading iClicker grades to Moodle.

Click "Save"

The selected Moodle course appears next to LMS Course. Click Save to close the Course Settings window.

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Enable student registration mode in Moodle

To receive credit for their iClicker responses, students must register their iClicker remotes (i.e., tie their clicker ID to their student ID). Registered iClicker remote IDs are automatically associated with student names in your Moodle gradebook and in the iClicker gradebook.

If iClicker is widely used on your campus your Moodle administrator may have enabled the iClicker registration link in all courses (so you don’t have to enable the link at all). Check with your Moodle administrator for details.

Log in to Moodle and turn editing on for your course

Log into Moodle and select the course to which you want to enable iClicker registration.

On your Course home page, click the Turn editing on button in the top navigation bar of the page.

Select iClicker

A new Add a Block block appears with a drop-down menu control. Select iClicker from the drop-down menu.

Position new iClicker block

The iClicker block instantly appears on the page. You may use the Move control to position the block to where you want it on the page.

Turn editing off

Click the Turn editing off button when you are satisfied. Your course is now set up and ready for students to register their iClicker remotes.

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Synchronize your roster

Once your students have registered their iClicker remotes within Moodle, you can import your student roster (complete with registration data) into iClicker so polling data can be credited to your students.

Sync roster in iClicker Gradebook

Open iClicker Classic and click on Open Gradebook.

Click the Sync Roster icon.

Your Moodle roster will be downloaded, and you will receive a message that your roster downloaded successfully.

It is recommended that you Sync Roster after drop/add periods are over in order to keep your roster up-to-date.

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Upload your iClicker polling data

After you’ve polled your students in class, your polling data will appear in the iClicker gradebook. You can view students’ points, adjust scores, delete questions, synchronize registrations and export/upload student polling data into your Moodle gradebook.

Sync scores in iClicker Gradebook

Launch iClicker, select your course and click Open Gradebook.

From the Gradebook main window, select Sync Scores.

Select sessions to upload

The Upload Scores to LMS window appears, allowing you to select sessions. Select the session(s) you wish to upload and click Next.

Customize your uploaded data

Choose how you would like your scores to upload and click Upload.

Your data will be uploaded to Moodle, and you will receive a confirmation message.

Note: If your Moodle credentials were not saved during course setup in iClicker, you will need to enter your credentials.

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Review iClicker scores in Moodle

Once you have uploaded your iClicker polling data to your LMS course, you can review the scores within Moodle.

Go to Grades in your Moodle course

Log in to Moodle and select the course for which you wish to view your updated gradebook.

Click on Grades in the Settings block under Course administration.

The Grader report page will open with your newly imported iClicker scores. The session scores will appear as numeric scores under the category name iClicker polling scores and may be edited like any other scores within Moodle.

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