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It is possible to incorporate the use of clickers into a LON-CAPA course. Students must register their clicker IDs in the Preferences (see Help) in order to incorporate clicker data into the course. Instructors can upload scores to a problem using the clicker ID information provided by the students. Follow the steps below to upload clicker data to count as credit in your LON-CAPA course.

  1. Optionally register your own clicker in your Preferences (see Help).

  2. Add a Score Upload Form to your course from the Course Editor, see Help. You can have multiple clicker questions in one lecture, but only one Score Upload Form for each lecture.

  3. Display your clicker questions in class. Example, use PowerPoint.

  4. Have students use the clicker to answer the questions. Optionally answer the question correctly with your own clicker.

    If you use your own clicker to answer the questions, you can later use that data to have the "correct answers determined by instructor(s)"

  5. Take the clicker datafile and upload it to LON-CAPA:
    1. Navigate to the Score Upload Form

    2. Click the Problem Grades menu item

    3. Choose the option to process clicker

    4. Browse and Upload the clicker files

    5. Choose the clicker brand (example, i > clicker)

    6. Choose the appropriate option to award points
      • Award points just for participation

      • Correctness determined from response by course personnel (This option assumes you registered your own clicker and answered the question.)

      • Correctness determined from response with clicker ID(s) (If you answered the question with an unregistered clicker, enter that clicker's ID here.)

      • Correctness determined from given list of answers (If you didn't answer the question with a clicker, define correct answer here.)

    7. Define what percentage of the question weight students get for getting the question correct or incorrect. Your data file may have multiple questions. Say, you award 70% for incorrect and 100% for correct, and the student has three wrong and two correct answers, you get (3*70%+2*100%)/5=82%. The student is then awarded 82% of the weight of the Score Upload form.

    8. Upload file. There may be correction steps you need to go through letting you choose users for unregistered clickers, etc.. You will need to deal with these steps to finalize the upload and scoring.