Admin Guide: iClicker Classic Integrate with Sakai

Document created by Digital Support on Aug 14, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Aug 14, 2017
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Please follow these steps to deploy and administer iClicker Classic's Sakai integration:

Step 1: Generate iClicker Configuration Files
Step 2: Package and Distribute the Configured Software


Step 1: Generate iClicker Configuration Files

Generate the iClicker configuration file for your instructors. This will allow instructors to download their roster from Sakai into iClicker and upload grades from iClicker into Sakai.

1. Launch the Admin Setup Utility (iclicker-lms-admin-setup application). To download this file please go to the iClicker Downloads page and then scroll down to the "LMS Downloads for Administrators" section and choose whether you are downloading for Windows or Mac. 


2. Select Sakai from the drop-‐down menu on the opening screen and click the Next button.

3. Enter the desired LMS Description.

4. Check the box marked “Allow instructors to save their login credentials for automatic login” if you would like to allow instructors to save credentials. If this box is NOT checked, instructors will not see the option to save credentials from within iClicker Classic.

5. Enter your Sakai URL.

6. Enter an admin authentication token. This value is not saved but is used once as a ‘handshake’ token with Sakai.

7. If you would like to give instructors the ability to upload zero scores as zero (numeric value), check this option. Instructors may experience slower performance with this option enabled.

8. If you would like to give instructors the ability to download usernames with rosters, check this option. Instructors may experience slower performance with this option enabled.

9. Click Finish to complete setup.

10. A confirmation message will indicate that the information provided was successfully authenticated and the set‐up files are ready for distribution to your instructors.

11. The LMS_Wizard.xml file should now be present in your iclicker‐lms‐admin‐setup folder.

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Step 2: Package and Distribute the Configured Software

Place the configuration file generated in the previous step, LMS_Wizard.xml, in the Resources sub-folder of the iClicker Classic application folder.

To generate the iClicker Classic configuration file for faculty:

1. Download a fresh version of iClicker Classic for each OS you will make available to your faculty (Win/Mac/Linux).

2. Place the configuration file generated from the LMS Admin Set-up Utility, LMS_Wizard.xml, in the Resources sub-folder of the iClicker Classic application folder. The same xml file works for all operating systems (Win/Mac/Linux).



3. Add the instructor’s user guide for using Sakai with iClicker Classic in the application folder. This user guide is included with the Admin Setup download and can also be downloaded separately from the User Guide section of the iclicker.com website.

4. Compress the entire application folder and make this configured version of iClicker Classic available to your faculty to download.

NOTE: You may configure more than one LMS if desired. Simply run the Admin Wizard for the second LMS, keeping the LMS_Wizard.xml file in place (the same folder as the Admin Wizard). The resulting LMS_Wizard.xml file will be configured for the additional LMS. Please note each LMS Description must be unique (e.g., you cannot have two LMS Descriptions named “Sakai”).

Contact us for additional support for Sakai-related issues.

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