Education Resources

Physics Education Resources


The faculty in the Physics Department at Wake Forest University are actively involved in physics education. We have developed a series of resources that should be useful to any person interested in physics and these resources are provided here.


For the development of these resources, the support of the Wake Forest University IS Department, through their STARs and Tablet PC programs, is gratefully acknowledged.


Physics Lecture Demonstrations


This is a series of videos involving specific lecture demonstrations useful for understanding physics concepts. Each demonstration focuses on one or a small number of important concepts.


Physics Lecture Series Videos


Watch Wake Forest University Department of Physics professors lecture on various concepts typically covered in a two semester general physics course.


Narrated Problem Solving and Derivations


Watch videos in which Wake Forest University Department of Physics professors narrate, with notation and speech, derivations and problem solutions.


Current Courses


A listing of the current courses being offered by the department along with links to instructors pages.


Previous Courses


Links to pages listing previous courses offered by the department organized by year and semester.


i>clicker Software


UPDATE for Instructors: A new version of the i>clicker software is now available. The biggest change is in the file structure. You will no longer need to keep separate copies of the MyCourse folders. A single copy of the new executables will provide you with a menu to choose which course you want to access. You may continue to use the older versions of the software if you prefer the old method. If you would like to use the new software and access your old course folders, read the following conversion guide first.


    PC Software - New Version 6.1.6 (.zip)

    For Mac or older versions, visit the i>clicker Instructor Download page.

    i>clicker Conversion Guide to 5.4+


Instructors: Download the following zip archive file ONLY if you would like to continue using the old method. The extracted archive will be a folder with the files necessary to use the i>clicker system. You need to save a copy of this folder to your hard drive for every section you teach. Name each folder accordingly.


    PC Software - Old Version 5.3 (.zip)


In Olin Hall, frequency AA is reserved for Olin 101. For any other room in Olin, see Eric Chapman for the appropriate frequency.


The faculty have agreed to use the student's WFU login name (email less for the student roster ID.


    New Version (5.4+) Documentation and Training

    Quick Start Guide

    User Guide

    Instructor Checklist

    First Day of Class Materials (PowerPoint slides, Syllabus Attachment, Handout) (.zip)

    Instructor Sakai Import/Export User Guides

    Student and Instructor FAQ's

    Online Training Tutorials


    Previous Version (5.3) Documentation and Training

    Mini-Workshop Presentation (PowerPoint)

    Quick Start Guide

    User Guide

    Instructor Checklist

    Instructor FAQ

    Registration:Giving your students credit

    First Day of Class Materials (PowerPoint slides, Syllabus Attachment, Handout) (.zip)

    Student FAQ




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Introductory Lab Software

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Winston-Salem, NC 27109-7507. Phone: (336) 758-5337, E-mail: