The LMS Synchronization Process: An Overview

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Sep 25, 2017
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iClicker Cloud uses Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI) standards to publish scores from students' iClicker Reef accounts to the LMS gradebook with a single click. This integration is an alternative to the manual export/import process with external CSV files. Currently, iClicker Cloud is a single column upload. Every time you sync your scores, the column will be automatically updated to reflect the new total. 

Note: If you are a TA you will need professor credentials to complete this process.

Before you can proceed, ensure that your LMS admin has enabled iClicker as an external tool.

1. Copy your course-specific LTI link from iClicker Cloud.

To find this link, follow these steps or watch the video below:

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a. Select your iClicker Cloud course and open the course settings. Click either the gear icon in the side panel or the Edit button on your course dashboard.

b. From the Settings window, select the Grade Sync tab and select "Single-column grade sync." Click Copy Link to copy the course-specific link. This link is unique for each iClicker Cloud course. You need to follow these directions for each course you are teaching and paste the specific link into your corresponding LMS course.

2. Log into your LMS to create the iClicker Cloud association link.
Instructor Guide: Create the iClicker Cloud Association Link in Blackboard Learn
Instructor Guide: Create the iClicker Cloud Association Link in Canvas
Instructor Guide: Create the iClicker Cloud association Link in Brightspace by Desire2Learn
Instructor Guide: Create the iClicker Cloud Association Link in Moodle
Instructor Guide: Create the iClicker Cloud Association Link in Sakai

3. Direct your students to use the link you created.
Students need to sign in to your LMS and use the link you created to sign in to their Reef account or create a new account if they don’t already have one.
  • Using the LMS link automatically adds your course to the student’s account; the student won’t have to search for your course to join it.

  • Students only need to use the link you created once to allow you to sync their score. Once the association is made, students may choose to go directly to the Reef student website or the Reef Student application on their mobile devices. Students may also use an iClicker student remote to respond in class, if you choose to allow this option. Regardless of the method students use to respond in class, they must all associate a Reef Student account through the link provided in your LMS course in order to have their scores properly sync to the LMS gradebook.

  • Returning students choosing to use the link you created will be automatically logged into their Reef Student accounts through single sign-on (SSO) and taken directly to your course page.

4. Run polling and quizzing sessions, then synchronize your scores from the online Gradebook.