Preparing Your Classroom

What system of clickers do we use at UCSD?

iclickers (but not their iclickerGO app — it’s too unreliable).  There are a couple versions out there now (iclicker, iclicker2, iclicker+).  We recommend you only use A-E selection options, which means any of those 3 work fine.  The bookstore is currently selling iclicker2s.

Should I practice before the first day of class?

YES! You know how much you hate it when some presenter’s technology doesn’t work… ETS is your first resource for technical help — they will happily walk you through the whole process.  

What equipment do I need?

In many UC San Diego classrooms, the “base station” hardware needed to receive the clicker votes is bolted onto the desk or podium (it’s that white box with a small screen).  If your classroom doesn’t have one, ETS will loan you one.  Check ETS’s classroom details to see if your classroom has a base station already installed.


Do I have to set up my class roster before I use clickers in class?

No.  You can go ahead and use iclickers in class and all the data will be stored.  You can later manage the setting up of your class list — so don’t fret about having that done before the first day.