While the new i>clicker 2 system has many added features, it may not be best suited for use in all courses. Below you will find a quick reference guide to the features of each i>clicker system to assist you in determining which to use in your course.
While this new system provides more flexibility and enhanced features, it may not be best suited for use in all courses. Below you will find a quick reference guide to the features of each i>clicker system to assist you in determining which to use in your course.
|i>clicker original||i>clicker 2|
|A-E Multiple Choice Responses||YES||YES|
|A-Z, 0-9 Alphanumeric Responses||NO||YES|
|0-9 Numeric Responses||NO||YES|
|Ability to Gather and Display Demographic Information||YES||YES|
|Able to use web>clicker service||YES||YES|
|Number of Batteries||3 (AAA)||2 (AAA)|
|Enhanced Instructor Remote||NO||YES|
|Uses i>clicker v6.0 Software||YES||YES|
|Integrates with Blackboard||YES||YES|
|Cost to students||$42.25 (New from Bookstore)||$~48.00 (New from Bookstore)|
Please note that while the systems are generally compatible for use on A-E multiple choice questions, the additional features of the i>clicker2 system requires a new base unit. Therefore, if you would like to use i>clicker2, please contact us immediately to work on getting this new equipment.
Will the two i>clickers work side-by-side?
Yes, i>clicker 2 is fully cross compatible with the original i>clicker, BUT only when using multiple choice questions.
The latest version of the i>clicker software, version 6.1, makes using i>clicker more interactive and easier than before. Added functionality includes:
- new student demographic polling and data-filtering options
- redesigned interface, including more toolbar sizes, the option to minimize or make your toolbar transparent and resize data charts
- i>grader’s new search option
This latest version of i>clicker (v6.1.4) is available for download from iclicker.com and through the i>clicker Web Update application (on the i>clicker flashdrive). If you are interested in using this added functionality, please download the latest software today!
Remember: for those that are comfortable with their current system and do not have need of the newest features, rest easy knowing that you can keep on working as you have without upgrading!