Moodle - i>clicker integration


UW-Madison has adopted Canvas as its single, centrally supported learning management system. As of 6/1/2018, support for Desire2Learn (D2L) and most Moodle courses has been discontinued. Access to those courses has permanently ended. However, certain Moodle courses that are part of the Adanced Quizzing Content Functional Gaps project are still available on Moodle. Those courses are located on the Moodle Extension site.

This document describes how to configure UW Moodle for use with i>clicker.


The UW Moodle i>clicker integration allows students to register their clickers with the Moodle installation.  Instructors are provided with a reporting view which allows them to view a listing of the students in their courses who have and have not registered clickers. The plugin also provides integration with the i>clicker and i>grader desktop applications and allows direct grade import and export from the Moodle course gradebook.

1. Download and extract the UW Moodle customized i>Clicker application

There are downloads available for Mac, Windows and Linux:  (Last updated Nov 4, 2016)

Please visit this site to download the latest i>clicker software:
NOTE: The i>clicker software is OS sensitive, so please select the OS your computer uses (e.g. Windows, Mac, Linux)

There is no installation requirement beyond extracting the above archives, so this software can be run off a thumb drive if needed.

2. Add the i>clicker block to the moodle course

Students use the i>clicker block to register clickers, and instructors use the block to view reports and to obtain the security key.

  1. Turn "editing on" in the course.
  2. Add the i>clicker block to the course using the "Add a block" control in the right column.
  3. Click on the "Single Signon Security Key" link in the new block and make a note of the key.  This will be required to configure the client software.

3. Create a course in the i>clicker Desktop application and link with moodle

  1. If you haven't done so already, create a course in the i>clicker desktop application to correspond to the moodle course. For more information, see the (scroll down to "i>clicker Integrate for Moodle 2.0" and select the user guide that matches the OS that you are using.)
  2. After creating the course, edit the settings and choose the appropriate moodle site on the Gradebook tab.
  3. Click "Select Course".  
    Enter information as follows:
    LMS Username:  <your netid>    ( e.g. )
    Security key:   Enter your single signon security key from above
  4. Click login and select your moodle course.


  • Even if students are using i>clicker for more than one course, they only need to register their clickers in one course and their registration data will automatically be applied to all of their other UW Moodle courses using i>clicker.
  • Students can share clickers with a friend/roommate as long as they are not using i>clicker in the same courses.
  • Students can register more than one clicker in UW Moodle. If, for example, students break a clicker, they can register additional clickers through the same tool and all of their registered clickers (and their votes) will be tied to their NetID in UW Moodle.

Keywords:moodle iclicker i>clicker clicker   Doc ID:33192
Owner:Matt P.Group:Moodle
Created:2013-09-04 17:46 CSTUpdated:2018-03-05 16:56 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Moodle
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