You will use the iClicker system to answer Multiple
Choice questions during the Zoom lectures.  Some questions
will just be for practice, or used to measure the initial
class knowledge of a topic; those questions will have time
limits of 30-45 seconds.  Other answers will be graded;
those questions will have time limits of 60 seconds.
Correct answers will receive 3 points and incorrect answers
will receive 2 points; so there is a very small penalty for
an incorrect answer.  You will need a small hand calculator
to answer some MC questions; please have one available for
each lecture.

                       START DATE

  For the first two lectures, all iClicker questions will 
be considered practice questions, as you learn to use the
iClicker system.  Beginning THU Jan 20, at least some
iClicker questions will be graded.  Even if your iClicker
system works during class, your grades will not be passed
to my online gradebook unless you have properly registered
it at https://student.iclicker.com.  The instructions
for registering for iClicker are available at our
iClicker Registration page.


  There are expected to be about 150 graded iClicker
questions over the course of the semester, so about 450 iC
points will be possible.  However, 380 iC points (or about
85% of all possible iC points should there be more or less
than 150 questions) are all that are required to receive
an overall iClicker grade of 100%; i.e. your iClicker
percentage is your total iC points divided by 380 with a
maximum of 100%.  Your iClicker percentage for the
semester will count 10% of your overall class grade.  

                   CLICKER MALFUNCTION

  Since you only have to get 85% of all possible iC points
in order to receive a iClicker grade of 100%, there
are no make ups for missed iClicker questions for any
reason.  You must be both attending the lecture (either
via Zoom or in person), and also answering the clicker
questions via iClicker, in order to get iClicker credit
for that lecture.


Sharing of iClicker accounts is a case of academic
dishonesty, just exactly like cheating on a test.  Any
and all students involved in any such incidents will 
automatically receive an E for the course, and may be 
referred to the Dean for further sanctions.