A group of faculty met in the fall of 2008 to recommend a single standard for clickers at UCSC. i>Clicker 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.

i>Clickers 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.

Getting started:

There are 2 iClicker options: iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud. We recommend using the newest option: iClicker Cloud. More information can be found here.

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

iClicker remotes are available for $35 to 50 depending on the model.

Students will need to go through the Canvas to register their remotes.

If you use iClicker Cloud, students must have a Reef account whether they are using the remote or not.

If you use iClicker Classic, students can register their remotes through Canvas without having the Reef account.

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 "i>Clicker Kit" which will include a receiver and 2 iClicker remotes.

Online resources and training materials:

UCSC Canvas iClicker Materials:

UCSC eCommons iClicker Materials:

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

Talk to fellow faculty who have volunteered to assist you: