Clicker Evaluation Mandate

To convene an evaluation committee comprised of faculty, staff, and students to engage in a number of investigative and exploratory tasks. The mission of the committee is to determine whether our current Clicker (“Student Response System”) solution supports the diverse instructional needs of our campus or if we should consider alternatives/other vendors. As our present clicker solution has been in place for over 6 years, we believe this time offers the campus the opportunity to review the technology, the support, and the cost to our students. The recommendation of the committee is to advocate if a change is deemed necessary, that this occur in the next academic year from when the decision was taken. If the decision is to stay, then the committee will advocate for changes to strengthen the process and the tool. 


Process:

  • Complete a Clicker Satisfaction Survey (faculty and students)
  • Identify and invite faculty/staff/students to become members of the committee
  • Identify clicker usage across the campus (clicker data)
  • Develop a FAQ site about the Clicker Evaluation (check the Teaching with Clickers project course for examples)
  • Provide updates via the CTL website
  • Review present Clicker solution and current issues encountered
  • Review Accessibility requirements
  • Identify potential vendors and alternatives (no more than 4 software solutions)
  • View vendor demonstrations of their clicker/mobile app solution
  • Provide updates to academic and administrative units
  • Make decision by Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Considerations:

  • Technology solutions (LMS integration, clicker device and app)
  • Pilot the alternatives
  • Alternatives/Vendors
  • Replacement of equipment
  • Technical Support (internal and external)
  • Classroom support
  • Process of integrating grades
  • Clicker device and apps (Mobile/web)
  • Cost to university
  • Cost to Students
  • Network capability (radio and internet access)
  • Professional Development
  • Instructional considerations
  • Transition and Roll-out
  • Accessibility Concerns

Clicker/Polling Requirements:

  • Technology solutions (LMS integration, clicker device, and app)
  • Technical Support and Training
  • Classroom Technology
  • Polling creation across PC and Mac devices
  • Managing class roster with LMS
  • Polling and Re-polling of Questions
  • Process of integrating grades into LMS (API/LTI,CSV)
  • Clicker device and apps (Mobile/web)
  • Network capability (Radio, Bluetooth, and WiFi)
  • Accessibility Needs (Clicker and App)