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Each of the tutorials on this page were updated on 8/16/13 for use during the Fall semester of 2013. As always, we encourage you to download and use these documents, or appropriate pieces thereof, as you prepare your syllabus, Blackboard shell and other course related materials for the upcoming semester. If you have any questions regarding this content, please contact Brian A. Roberts.
Overall Information for Faculty :: VERY IMPORTANT :: PLEASE READ.
This document contains a number of things that are of specific interest for faculty as they are preparing to integrate the system into their courses including:
- Information about what devices work with the system here at CMU
- Changes to the registration system and ability for faculty to choose what devices they allow to be used in their courses
- Who and how to notify the bookstore that you are using the system and requiring students to obtain devices
- What you need to do to your Blackboard course shell before students can register their devices
- Recommended syllabus language
- Information about differences between the old and new versions of the software
- Information about whether or not you need to update your receiver to work with the new software
- AND MORE!
Some users have reported issues in copy/pasting from the .pdf into their syllabus, so we have added the original Microsoft Word file for you to download and copy/paste to and from.
Tutorials and information to be provided to students prior to or at the start of the semester.
- The document linked below is the one that you should download, familiarize yourself with, and then upload into your Blackboard course shell for your students. It contains information about which, how, and where they should obtain their response device that will be used in your course. Further, it walks them through the very detailed steps to follow to register their device in the Blackboard course shell. This process is what allows you to downloads a participant list and assign points to various clicker activities in your classroom. Finally, it contains the information that students need to connect and use the device in the live classroom setting in order to respond to your presentations.