iClicker Cloud Grade Sync with Blackboard Learn

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Mar 29, 2018
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Before syncing grades to your LMS, please make sure that you have already created the iClicker Cloud Association Link in Blackboard Learn

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iClicker Cloud grade sync with Blackboard Learn

Click "Launch Gradebook" in iClicker Cloud


 

Click "Sync Scores to LMS" in the online gradebook



 
Note: Whenever you sync your scores, you also send an e-mail reminder to any student who has not yet used the iClicker Cloud-association link. You can turn this option off in the LMS Sync tab of your Course Settings.

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How scores sync to Blackboard Learn

iClicker Cloud score totals are synced to Blackboard as percentages normalized to the points you defined in Blackboard. While points in iClicker Cloud are built up from zero, the scores in Blackboard start at the maximum number of points and are updated every time a sync is performed.

Example: Halfway through the term, an instructor has run 20 polling sessions worth a total of 160 points. In Blackboard, the instructor defined the iClicker Cloud grade item to be worth 50 points for their course. A student with a iClicker Cloud score of 120 points will show a Blackboard score of 37.5 points when syncing scores.

  • iClicker Cloud: (120 pts earned) / (160 pts possible) = 0.75

  • LMS: (0.75)(50 pts possible) = 37.5 pts earned


Even though the percentage shown in iClicker Cloud is shown as an integer, the synchronized percentage retains greater precision so that the Blackboard score is converted accurately.

Example: After the first week of class, an instructor has run sessions worth a total of 6 points. In Blackboard, the instructor defined the iClicker Cloud grade item to be worth 100 points for their course. A student with a iClicker Cloud score of 5 points will show a iClicker Cloud percentage of 83%, but the conversion in Blackboard displays 83.33.

  • iClicker Cloud: (5 pts earned) / (6 pts possible) = 0.8333 or 83% when rounded

  • LMS: (0.8333)(100 pts possible) = 83.33 pts earned


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Video: 
iClicker Cloud grade sync with Blackboard

Please Note: This video was recorded prior to the Sync Scores to LMS button moving to the online gradebook. Please remember to click Launch Gradebook to find this button in iClicker Cloud.


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