What is an iClicker?

Classroom Response System “Clickers”
Since Spring 2009, CITS/Instructional Development has been recommending and supporting the iClicker classroom response system, also known as “clickers’.  Instead of physical iClicker devices, UMass Dartmouth now supports the iClicker REEF app for smart phones and web browsers
CITS Instructional Development has chosen to standardize and provide support for the iClicker upon the following criteria:

  • Ease of Use
    Provides a simple user interface, plug-in-play startup with no hardware to install
  • Cost
    Lowest cost for student clicker devices and instructor receivers.
  • Flexibility
    iClicker floats above any application and is cross platform compatible
What is iClicker REEF?

Instructors can use iClicker Cloud 5.0 to ask questions during class that students answer from their laptop, smartphone, or tablet. After students answer a question, the instructor can spark discussion by analyzing the results with the class. The iClicker Cloud 5.0 software keeps track of every question and class session in a grade book so it is easy to go back and track your students participation throughout the semester.

Download the iClicker Cloud 5.0 Instructor Application

iClicker is free for instructors, but there is a cost for students. All students receive a free 14-day trial when they sign up.

  • 6-months of access (180 days) for $14.99
  • 1-year of access (365 days) for $23.99
  • 2-years of access (730 days) for $32.99
  • 4-years of access (1460 days) for $47.99
How does it work?

Instructors have prepared or can create on-the-fly questions during a lecture. Students use their clickers to then answer questions in real time and are stored in software on the instructor’s computer/laptop. Summaries of the answers can then be provided instantly to the instructor and student usually as a graphic and can also be stored for later viewing and reporting.

How are faculty using clickers?
  • Enhance student engagement
  • Provides instant feedback
  • Stimulates discussion
  • Everyone can participate
  • Polling/Quizzes
  • Class participation/attendance
  • Course feedback