What you need to know about the Clickers

This course uses the eInstruction Classroom Response System (”clicker”) for a number of uses: attendance, questions during lectures, surveys, etc. It is important that you have your clicker with you every day after the first class.

In order for it to work with the in-class portion of the system, you must register the clicker on the eInstruction site. To do so, you will need the following number:


This number identifies the specific class and section you are registering for.

When filling in the registration form, enter the following information:

Name: Your name, exactly as it is on your student id card. Using any other name will mean that your grade will not be properly posted. Be sure to divide first and last names the same way the University does. If in doubt, check to see how it’s done on MyMav.
Student Number: enter all 10 digits of your student number. This is necessary because you will use your identifier on any computer graded exams and/or exercises in the class. If the numbers can’t be matched, your grade could be in jeopardy.
Pad Serial Number: The serial number of your clicker. (It shows when you turn it on.)
Email: Your official UTA email address. (probably a Mavmail or Exchange address, not Gmail, Hotmail, etc.) This address will be used for all official correspondence relating to the class, so it must conform to the official email to meet UTA requirements.
Be sure to carry a spare pair of batteries for the clicker at all times. Even if you don’t need them, you can always sell them at an inflated price to the student who has the misfortune to go dead in the middle of an exercise that requires the clicker!

Past experience with the clicker being used throughout the class has shown that grades tend to improve overall, and most students actually enjoy the interaction. There is also a jeopardy-like game that I sometimes use for reviews than can be both useful and fun.