iClickers

iClicker Information

A group of faculty met in the fall of 2008 to recommend a single standard for clickers at UCSC. iClicker was selected as the suggested standard. Used predominantly in large section courses to improve student participation and promote active learning, use of clickers has been on the rise over the past few years.

iClickers are available for students to purchase at the Bay Tree Bookstore. Instructors can add their clicker order to their regular coursebook adoption request each quarter.

There are 2 types of iClicker being used at UCSC: iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud.

iClicker Cloud is an online subscription running from $14.99 (for 6 months) to $47.99 (for 4 years).

iClicker Remotes run $35 to $50 depending on the model.

With Both Versions:

  • Students can respond with smartphones or laptops
  • Students can respond with iClicker remotes
  • Classroom Polling
  • Roster and Gradebook
  • Excel Exports
  • Students register with Canvas or Reef app.

Cloud Only

  • GPS Attendance
  • Online Gradebook
  • Advanced Polling Question Types

iClicker Cloud requires that students have an account with iClicker. However, students will not have to pay for an account if they are using only the remote.

If you plan to use iClicker remotes, you will also need to obtain the iClicker hardware through the Learning Technologies Audio-Visual checkout facility. It is called the "iClicker Kit" which will include a receiver and 2 iClicker remotes.

Classic Version

If you choose to use Classic, download the software from the following options:

This download is specifically for UCSC. Downloads from elsewhere will not work properly with the UCSC Canvas system. Be sure to update the application once you have opened it.

Here is more information about using Classic:

Cloud Version

If you choose to use the Cloud version, download the software from here: https://www.iclicker.com/instructors/software/iclicker-cloud

Once you have downloaded the application, Open it and click “New Course.” Create the course and integrate iClicker with Canvas, following these steps: https://community.macmillan.com/docs/DOC-7450-iclicker-cloud-grade-sync-with-canvas

More information about the Cloud Version of iClicker:

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Please contact the Faculty Instructional Technology Center (FITC) if you have any iClicker questions.

Talk to fellow faculty about their experiences with iClicker: