Instructor Guide: iClicker Classic Integrate with Sakai

Document created by Digital Support on Aug 9, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Aug 9, 2017
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The iClicker Sakai plug-in allows a seamless integration of data between Sakai and iClicker’s integrated gradebook. Communication with the Sakai plug-in:
  1. Enables students to register their iClicker remotes directly within Sakai.
  2. Allows you to easily download your class roster and student registrations from Sakai.
  3. Allows you to easily upload your iClicker scores into Sakai gradebook. 
Integration with the Sakai plug-in requires some set up and authentication work from your Sakai administrator prior to your use of the application. Your Sakai 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 Sakai plug-in.
Follow the steps below to complete the integration process:

Step 1: Configure Your iClicker Software
Step 2: Enable Student Registration in Sakai
Step 3: Synchronize Your Roster
Step 4: Upload Your iClicker Polling Data

Step 1Configure Your iClicker Software

When you copy the integration file into your iClicker Classic Resources folder, the software will recognize you are using Sakai as your LMS. You must match each Sakai course to each iClicker course (for the courses in which you plan to use the integration).

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

2. Navigate to the Gradebook tab. Sakai (or a custom label specified by your Admin) should appear for the LMS Name.

NOTE: If your administrator has configured more than one LMS, you may see a drop-down list next to LMS Name. If so, choose your LMS and continue.

3. Click Select Course and then enter you LMS Username and either your LMS Password or Security Key for single sign-on.

4. Once logged in select from the list of course the one you want to map with iClicker and press Select.

NOTE: If you choose to Log Out from this window after you have selected your course, you will need to log back in when downloading your roster from Sakai or uploading iClicker grades to Sakai.

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Step 2: Enable Student Registration in Sakai

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 Sakai gradebook and in the iClicker gradebook.

NOTE: If iClicker is widely used on your campus, your Sakai 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 Sakai administrator for details.

1. Log into Sakai using your instructor username and password and select the course to which you want to enable iClicker registration.

2. On your Sakai Course Home Page, click the Site Info link on the left navigation list.

3. On the Site Info page click the Manage Tools link.

4. On the Course Site Tools select the iClicker check box and click Continue

5. Review your changes on the confirmation page and click Finish.

6. You should now see an iClicker option on the left navigation list.

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Step 3: Synchronize Your Roster

You can import your student roster (complete with registration data) into iClicker so polling data can be credited to your students. 

1. Open iClicker Classic and click on Gradebook.

2. Click the Sync Roster icon.

3. Your Sakai 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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Step 4: Upload 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 Sakai gradebook.

1. Launch iClicker, select your course and click Open Gradebook.

2. From the Gradebook main window, select Sync Scores.

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

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

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

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

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