i>Clicker FAQ

What is an i>Clicker? How does it work?

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i>Clicker is an audience response system allows students to instantly provide feedback and answer questions posed by their instructors.

  • Each student uses a “clicker,” a portable, handheld device that allows students to vote by “clicking” on the appropriate button for his/her choice.
  • Each instructor uses a receiver that collects votes sent by students’ clickers. Light and portable, the receiver is powered through any computer’s USB port.
  • Instructors present a question and enable polling.
  • Each student responds by “clicking” the appropriate button for his or her choice.
  • A wireless signal is sent immediately from each responding clicker to the receiver.
  • The receiver, through i>clicker’s easy-to-use software, logs and stores the data of each individual student.
  • The instructor can then display voting results in a graph, to the audience.
  • The results are also available for later analysis, grading, and exporting to Canvas.

For more detail on the difference between i>Clicker 1 (original) and i>Clicker 2, see this blog post from the Georgetown Clickers Community of Practice or this resource from i>Clicker.

How do I set-up my i>Clicker files?

Follow the instructions on properly setting up i>clicker files.

Need to Update Your i>Clicker Base?

If you are noticing issues, particularly with REEF Polling, you may need to update your base. Click here for these steps: Need to Update your Base?

How do I get an i>Clicker? Do I have to buy one?

Instructors interested in checking out an i>Clicker Instructor kit should contact Academic Technology at 575-646-5125 or email learning@nmsu.edu to schedule a time to check one out.

NMSU students can purchase an i>Clicker from the NMSU Bookstore using ISBN 1429280476.

What if I'm not using Canvas for my course?

If you are not using Canvas, register your clicker here.