iClicker

iClicker is an audience response system (ARS) that allows faculty to collect real-time data from students during lecture. Students are polled using questions with up to five responses. The response rates can be displayed immediately, and individual responses can be stored for potential use in grading (e.g., participation points or points awarded based on correctness of the answers). This ability to engage every student simultaneously, regardless of class size, can invite a type of “dialogue” in the classroom that promotes more engaged pedagogy while providing feedback to both instructors and students. The Center for Instructional Support is the Mānoa campus contact regarding iClicker support.

View a list of classrooms with iClicker

Instructor Resources and FAQ

How can I learn more about iClickers?

  • Visit iClicker for online demonstrations and support.
  • The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) regularly provides excellent introductory workshops showcasing successful pedagogical uses of iClickers.
  • The Digital Media Center (DMC) is available to assist instructors having difficulty matching student iClicker remote IDs to class rosters.

Can I order student iClickers from the Mānoa Bookstore?

Instructors can order student iClickers along with required textbooks for the course through their department. If you plan to purchase your own base unit include that information with your order.

Submit your orders by the last week of the current semester so that base and software setup can begin before classes start for the following semester.

Can I use my own laptop with iClicker?

iClicker receivers (bases) in classrooms are attached to the computer installed in that room. Instructors preferring to use their own laptops, or are scheduled in general-use classrooms without installed iClicker receivers, must provide their own receivers (iClicker base).

My classroom doesn’t have an iClicker base. How can I obtain one?

CIS has a limited number of iClicker bases to loan faculty. Bases may be checked out the week prior to the start of the semester but must be returned by the last day of final exams. Requests for iClicker bases can be made up to two months prior to the start of the semester. Scheduling will be done on a first-come, first-served basis, however, new users will be given preference to those that have scheduled bases in previous semesters. Instructors must provide their own USB flash drives.

Software and documentation can be downloaded directly from the iClicker downloads page. Instructors also have the option of bringing their flash drive to CIS in Kuykendall 103 to have the latest software installed.

How do I Register Student iClickers?

Laulima is compatible with iClicker 7, as well as iClicker 6. For instructors using version 7 it is best to have students register their remotes through the iClicker tool in Laulima. If you would like to associate student’s name with their unique iClicker remote IDs and are using version 6, you may choose one of the following methods:

  • Register student’s iClickers through Laulima and update your class roster by downloading two csv files (sakaigradebook.csv and iRemote.csv) by logging into the same Laulima website. Instructions/tutorials are available on the ITS website.
  • Fill out the information form on the iClicker website.
  • Manually log student information in class using a traditional “roll call” method.

Accessibility

Visually impaired individuals find that the buttons are easy to navigate, especially when using the raised battery compartment as a tactile reference point. Braille stickers, to be placed alongside the buttons, and vibrating clickers, giving blind students evidence of vote confirmation through vibration they can feel, are available from the KOKUA program.

Student Resources and FAQ

My class syllabus says I need an iClicker. Where can I get one?

Students purchase their iClicker through the Mānoa Bookstore and can use the same iClicker over their entire academic career with no additional registration fees. In addition, they will be able to sell their clicker back to the Mānoa Bookstore at the end of the year as part of the Bookstore’s buy-back program.

How do I register my iClicker?

Students may register their iClicker in class or on the web. Your instructor will let you know which registration method they prefer. If you need to register on the web, go to the iClicker website. When you register your iClicker, you will register the same device for all of your classes that use it. You’ll need to register your remote every semester. If your instructor asks you to register your iClicker on Laulima go to the ITS website.

When do I need to register my iClicker?

Students should register their iClicker as soon as possible. While the system will still collect your responses in class, you will not be credited for those responses until you have registered your iClicker for the course.

What if my iClicker number is already registered?

Some iClickers may have duplicate ID numbers. If you have a duplicate clicker ID, you can exchange the clicker at the Mānoa Bookstore. Inform your instructor when you register your new iClicker.

The iClicker number has rubbed off my remote. How can I find my number?

Your iClicker number (or remote ID) is a series of 8 numbers and letters located the back of the remote, just below the clicker instructions. If your remote ID is illegible, visit CIS Media Services in Kuykendall 103 to have your clicker number identified and a new label generated.

How do I use my iClicker?

To turn on your iClicker, press the On/Off button at the bottom of the clicker. The power light should shine blue. The clicker will remain on for 90 minutes as long as there is an activated base in your classroom. If you leave class and forget to turn off your clicker, it will automatically turn off after 5 minutes. To respond to a question, press the button corresponding to the answer you wish to submit. When the vote status light shines green, your response has been received. A red flashing light indicates that your vote was not received and you will need to vote again. Additionally, your clicker will flash red if your instructor has not begun polling. If you wish to change your response, simply press the button corresponding to the new answer you wish to submit.

Can I use my laptop or mobile device instead of the iClicker remote?

Students may use an iOS, Android and Windows laptop or mobile device instead of using an iClicker remote. For more information visit iClicker’s page for students. Additional costs and purchases may apply. INSTRUCTOR PRE-APPROVAL IS REQUIRED.

What if I am having problems with my iClicker?

First, check the batteries. There is a standard one-year limited warranty with each clicker. If it is defective, you may return it to the Bookstore. If you return a clicker that you have already registered, don’t forget to change your registration information on the iClicker website and inform your instructor to update his class roster information.

Is technical support available?

Yes. Students can call iClicker’s Technical Support Center toll free at 866-209-5698 for questions about the iClicker. For questions about registering you clicker, send an email to CIS or call 956-8075.

I’m taking a class that’s using another clicker system. Can I just use my iClicker?

No. iClicker works on a different frequency than other clicker systems on campus, so it cannot be used with any other system. Likewise, you will not be able to use other clickers in a class where your instructor is using the iClicker system.

Accessibility

Visually impaired individuals find that the buttons are easy to navigate, especially when using the raised battery compartment as a tactile reference point. Braille stickers, to be placed alongside the buttons, and vibrating clickers, giving blind students evidence of vote confirmation through vibration they can feel, are available from the KOKUA program.