How to Link iClicker Information to a Blackboard Course

Note: George Mason University does not centrally recommend or support any specific response/clicker system.

iClicker Integrate for Blackboard Learn has been added to the myMason portal and is available for all instructors.

  • Instructors can now synchronize their iClicker classroom roster and session data into the Blackboard course gradebook
  • Students can now register their iClicker remotes within their Blackboard course
  • Instructors can go to Course Tools in the Control Panel and choose iClicker Instructors Tools to see who has registered

Hardware & Software Requirements

Hardware

Instructor must have an i>clicker base, at least one instructor i>clicker and i>clicker software (either on a flash drive or installed on a laptop).

Software

Windows Instructions
There are several steps instructors must follow to link their iClicker information to a Blackboard course.

Step 1

Download the Mason customized integration .zip files: Windows

Step 2

Enable iClicker in Blackboard. In your course, go to Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability

Step 3

Check off boxes next to "i>clicker Instructor Resources" and "i>clicker Student Resources" Submit.

Step 4

You must obtain the security key from Blackboard to enter into the iClicker software. Still in your Blackboard course, go to the Control Panel and access Course Tools. Click iClicker Instructor Tools at the bottom o the Course Tools list. Click the on the SSO Security Key link. Enter your Mason username and the security key when asked in the iClicker software.

Mac Instructions

Step 1

Download a fresh version of the iClicker Classic for Mac software from the iclicker.com downloads page. Then, double click the downloaded .dmg file to mount it.

Step 2

Create a new iClicker Classic folder on your desktop.

Step 3

Drag and drop the iclicker.app file from within the .dmg disk image to the new iClicker Classic folder on your desktop.

Step 4

Open up the new iClicker folder and it should look like this, without any other files or folders. Double-click the iClicker icon to run the software.

Step 5

If you see a pop-up message about iClicker being software that is downloaded from the internet, click Open. You'll know the software has installed successfully when you see a little pop-up window that asks you to select the language. Also, the first time you run the iClicker software, it will automatically create all the supporting files and folders for you (Classes, Resources, etc.).

Step 6

Now you can set up the LMS integration. Download and unzip the LMS_Wizard.xml file and then drag and drop the xml file to the Resources folder (which is inside the iClicker folder).

Step 7

Enable i>Clicker in Blackboard. In your course, go to Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability

Step 8

Check off boxes next to "i>clicker Instructor Resources" and "i>clicker Student Resources"

Step 9

Submit.

Step 10

You must obtain the security key from Blackboard to enter into the iClicker software. While still in your Blackboard course, go to the Control Panel and access Course Tools. Click iClicker Instructor Tools at the bottom of the Course Tools list. Click the SSO Security Key link. Enter your Mason username and the security key when asked in the iClicker software.

Additional Information

Further documentation and video tutorials are available through the iClicker website.

Detailed Blackboard integration instructions are available from the iClicker website.
iClicker Integrate for Blackboard Learn