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Receiver Set Up 2

What’s in the Box 2

Mounting and Connecting the Receiver 2

To connect the SMART Response receiver 2



Creating a Teacher File and Classes 3

Setting up Smart Response 3

Creating a Teacher File 3

Adding a Class 4

Adding Students to a Class by typing the student information 4

Adding Students to a class by importing a class list from excel 4



Assessments 6

Creating an Assessment 6

Adding question and content pages 7

Starting a Class in Anonymous Mode 8

Starting a Class in Sign In Mode 9

An Alternate Way to Start a Class 9

Starting an Assessment 10

Delivering an Assessment 11



Assessment Results and Reports 12

Reviewing Assessment Results in Notebook 12

Reviewing Assessment Class Results in Teacher Tools 13

Reviewing Assessment Student Results in Teacher Tools 14

Generating Reports 15

Asking Instant Questions 17

Importing class lists from Infinite Campus 18

Generating a Gradebook Export 18

Preparing the Excel File for Import 19

Importing the Class List into SMART Response 21


Receiver Set Up




What’s in the Box


  • A carrying case that includes 24 or 32 clickers

  • 48 or 64 AA batteries

  • A receiver

  • A screwdriver

  • A software CD with user documentation

  • A SMART Response Quick Start Guide



Mounting and Connecting the Receiver


  • Choose a location for the receiver.

  • To minimize interference from other radio-frequency equipment, position the receiver in an unobstructed location away from other wireless products, such as 2.4 GHz routers, microwave ovens and cordless telephones.



To connect the SMART Response receiver


  • Connect the receiver’s captive USB cable to an available USB interface on your computer.

  • SMART Response software automatically activates when you connect your SMART Response receiver.



IMPORTANT

  • If a balloon message indicates that Windows is trying to locate a driver from the Microsoft website, stop the search. If Windows cannot find the driver on your computer, you have not installed the SMART Response software. Have your LST install the software, and then reconnect the receiver.

  • You must activate your SMART Response software within 30 days of installation to keep it active.

  • If the activation is not successful, contact your LST for help.

Creating a Teacher File and Classes

With SMART Response you can quiz your students and receive immediate responses from your class. You can also manage, track and evaluate the results to analyze and report on student and class understanding and progress.




Setting up Smart Response


  • Click the SMART Response icon in the windows notification area.



  • Under Teacher Tools, select “Click here to start a class!”




  • Type a name for your class and click Begin.


Creating a Teacher File


  • Click Create a new SMART Teacher file and set up your class lists.




  • Enter your classroom information and click Save. This information will appear in the reports.




  • Specify a location to save your file and click Save. To access your file from different computers, save it to your home directory or a USB drive.


Adding a Class


  • Switch to Gradebook view by clicking To work with class lists, assessments and reports, switch to Gradebook view.




  • Click Add a Class in the side menu.




  • Type the class information into the fields.




  • Click Add.


Adding Students to a Class by typing the student information


  • Click the Students tab at the top of the window.




  • Click the Add button or select Edit>Add.




  • Make sure Privacy is set to Off.




  • Enter the student information into the fields.




  • Repeat the steps to add another student.


Adding Students to a class by importing a class list from excel


  • Open the excel spreadsheet containing your student names.




  • Insert a blank row at the top of the spreadsheet if it doesn’t already have one.




  • In cell A1 type ID Number.




  • In cell B1 type First Name.




  • In cell 1 type Last Name.






  • Type a unique ID number from 1 to 15 digits for each student into column A, and then save the spreadsheet.




  • Open SMART Response teacher tools and switch to gradebook view.




  • Click the students tab at the top of the window.




  • Click Import>Students at the top of the window or click Add students to your class under Next Steps.




  • Select the class that you want to import the class list into and click Next.




  • Select Microsoft Excel and click Next.



  • Browse to and select the file and click Open.



  • The student data is now populated into your class.

Assessments





Creating an Assessment





  • Click the SMART response icon in the windows notification area and select Open Notebook Software below the Ask questions heading.






  • Click the response tab and click the Title Page button or click Response>Insert Title Page on the menu bar.




  • Type the assessment information in the fields and click Add.




  • Double click the Grade and Date fields to edit the text on the title page.



Adding question and content pages





  • Click Next Steps at the top of the response tab and choose Add a question to the next page or click Response>Insert Question on the menu bar.







  • Type the question in the field provided and click Next.




  • For Yes/No and T/F questions, select the correct answer or the opinion option. For number, fraction, or decimal questions, type the correct answer. For multiple choice or multiple answer questions, select the number of answers, type the answers into the text boxes, click Next, select the correct answers, and choose Finish.





  • To add another question, click Add a question to the next page and repeat the steps.




  • After you've added all of your questions, click End <<>> here.



  • Select File>Save on the menu bar.




  • Type a name for your assessment and click Save.




Starting a Class in Anonymous Mode





  • Click the SMART Response icon in the Windows notification area and select Click here to start a class! below Teacher Tools.




  • Make sure Teacher Tools is in Basic view.






  • Click Start a Class and select Anonymous Mode from the drop-down list.







  • The receiver’s power LED flashes, and then turns solid green, and the receiver’s transmit LED flashes green. You can now ask the students to turn on and connect their clickers.



Starting a Class in Sign In Mode





  • Click the SMART Response icon in the Windows notification area and select Click here to start a class! below Teacher Tools.




  • Make sure Teacher Tools is in Basic view.




  • Click Start a Class and select the class from the drop-down list.




  • If Teacher Tools opens to the Gradebook view, select the class from the area below Gradebook and then click Start Class.




  • The receiver’s power LED flashes, and then turns solid green, and the receiver’s transmit LED flashes green. You can now ask the students to turn on and connect their clickers.



An Alternate Way to Start a Class





  • Click the SMART Response icon in the Windows notification area and select Open Notebook Software below Ask Questions.




  • Open the notebook file that contains the assessment you want to deliver.




  • Click Response>Start Class on the menu bar.




  • Select the class from the list or select Anonymous if you don't want to record the results in the Teacher Tools grade book.




  • The Class Started window appears. Students can now turn on and log in to the clickers.



Starting an Assessment





  • Open your notebook file to the assessment's title page.


  • Click the SMART Response tab and click Properties.



  • Under Show grades to students, select the appropriate student feedback option.




  • Click Start this assessment now.


Delivering an Assessment





  • Click the next page button on the toolbar to navigate to the first question of your assessment.



  • Click Progress on the response tab to monitor how many students have answered the question.



  • Click the next page button when all students have answered the question to go to the next question.








  • Click Results on the response tab to view a graph and summary of the results for each question. Click the page arrow to move from question to question.




  • Choose whether or not to show each student’s individual results with their names by clicking Hide or Show next to Details:




  • To see the summary for the entire assessment, click the assessment’s Title Page.


  • Click Response>Stop Class on the menu bar to turn off the clickers.


Assessment Results and Reports




Reviewing Assessment Results in Notebook





  • Return to the title page of your assessment.




  • Click Results on the response tab to display the overall class results for the entire assessment.




  • Click Next Page to advance through the assessment.




  • To display the results as a bar chart instead of a pie chart, click Show bar chart.



  • Click Insert chart into Notebook to insert the chart onto a page in the notebook file.



  • Click View overall results to return to the title page.

Reviewing Assessment Class Results in Teacher Tools





  • Click Response>Teacher Tools on the menu bar.




  • Switch to Grade book view.




  • On the left side of the screen, select the class you want to review and set the Privacy to Off




  • Click the Assessments tab and select the results you want to view.





  • Click the Performance tab to view a graph showing the student responses to each question.




  • Click the Results tab to show each student's average for the assessment.


Reviewing Assessment Student Results in Teacher Tools





  • Click Response>Teacher Tools on the menu bar.




  • Switch to Grade book view and set the Privacy to Off.




  • On the left side of the screen, select the class.


  • Click the Students tab to see student names and scores for all the assessments the students have taken.





  • Click a student name and then click the Performance tab to view the Assessment Results over Time graph showing the student results compared to the class average for all assessments.






  • Click the Results tab to show detailed information about each assessment the student has completed.


Generating Reports





  • Click Response>Teacher Tools on the menu bar.




  • Switch to Grade book view.




  • Under Reports on the left side of the screen, select Student Performance or Class Performance.



  • In the Class drop down list, choose the class you want to report or choose All classes to report on all classes.




  • In the Student drop down list, select the student you want to report or choose All students to report on all students.




  • Select a Report Period if you only want to report information for a range of dates.




  • In the Include drop down list, choose Selected assessment types or All assessment types. If you choose Selected assessment types, select the types you want to report on.




  • Click Browse to specify a location to save the report.




  • Click Create. If you generated one report or the report is only 1 page, the report opens automatically. If you generated multiple reports or the report is more than 1 page, the report's folder location appears in Windows Explorer; browse to the pdf file and double click to open it.

Asking Instant Questions

Use the Instant Questions feature to quickly gather feedback from students without having to type the question or provide the correct answers. You can ask a question verbally, write it on the board, or refer to questions in the textbook or on a worksheet.


Make sure your class is started before proceeding.



  • Open the Notebook software by clicking the icon on your desktop or by clicking the SMART Response icon in the windows notification area and choosing Open Notebook Software.








  • Click the type of question you want to use.



  • Choose whether you want to insert the question on this page or a new page.





  • The notebook page appears with the possible answers to the question. The Response tab changes to Single Question and the Progress button is selected. The question starts automatically and appears on the clicker screens.



  • Present the question to the students for their responses.



  • After all students have answered the question, click Stop this question.





  • Click the save icon to save the results.



  • To prepare the assessment for another class, go to Response>Clear.



  • To add another question without clearing the results of the previous question, don’t click Response>Clear and repeat the steps.

Importing class lists from Infinite Campus




Generating a Gradebook Export


The Gradebook Export file allows you to export the scores in your grade book to a file that can be opened in other applications including Excel. This report must be generated for each class individually.


  1. Select the class for which you want to generate the report in the section drop-down at the top of the screen.


  2. Click Reports under Instruction in the Index.

  3. Select Gradebook Export.


  4. Click the drop-down arrow beside File Format and select the format you want. (Choose Comma Separated to open the file in Excel)


  5. Make sure the names of all the active students are checked.

  6. Make sure all the terms and assignments are checked.

  7. Click the Generate Report button below File Format. A message will appear asking if you want to open or save the file.



  8. If you click Open, the file will open in whatever format you chose.

If you click Save, a window will open asking you where to save the report.



    1. Navigate to the directory where you want the file to save.

    2. Give the file a name.

    3. Click Save.



Preparing the Excel File for Import


  1. Open the file you just saved.




  1. Delete the columns containing assignments and grades. The column remaining should contain the student last name, first name and student id number.




  1. Click the letter A at the top of the column to select the whole column.




  1. On the menu bar, click Data>Text to Columns.




  1. Choose Delimited and click Next.






  1. Uncheck the Tab box and check the boxes next to Comma and Space.




  1. Click Next.



  1. Click Finish.




  1. Check your data to make sure the last names are all in one column, the first names are in their own column, etc. If a student doesn’t have a middle initial, you may need to move the student id number to the correct column.




  1. Delete the column with the student middle initials (column C).




  1. On the menu bar, choose Edit>Replace.




  1. Type # in the Find what: field and leave the Replace with: field blank.




  1. Click Replace All to remove the # in front of the student id numbers.




  1. Close the Find and Replace box.




  1. Click to highlight Column A.




  1. Click Insert>Columns on the menu bar.




  1. Click to highlight the student ID column (column D).




  1. Click Edit>Copy on the menu bar.




  1. Click Column A and then click Edit>Paste on the menu bar.




  1. Click back on Column D and click Edit>Delete to delete the column.




  1. Click to highlight Column B and click Insert>Columns on the menu bar.




  1. Click to highlight the student first name column (column D).




  1. Click Edit>Copy on the menu bar.




  1. Click Column B and then click Edit>Paste on the menu bar.




  1. Click back on Column D and click Edit>Delete to delete the column.




  1. In cell A1, type ID Number.




  1. In cell B1, type First Name.



  1. In cell C1, type Last Name.




  1. If there is a blank row between the headings and the student data, delete it.






  1. Click File>Save As.




  1. In the field next to Save as type: use the drop down arrow to select Microsoft Office Excel Workbook (*.xls). You will need to scroll up the list to see this choice.




  1. Click Save.

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Importing the Class List into SMART Response





  1. Open Teacher Tools in Gradebook view.




  1. Click Add a Class in the Gradebook area on the left.




  1. Type a name for your class, change the passing grade percentage if desired, and click Add.




  1. Click the Students tab at the top of the window.




  1. Click the Import button at the top of the window and choose Students or click Add students to your class below Next steps.




  1. Select the class to which you want to import the class list and click Next.





  1. Select Microsoft Excel for the file type and click Next.




  1. Browse to the class excel file and click Open.




  1. Make sure Privacy is set to off and make and changes necessary to the students’ information.





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