This is a tool offered for in class polling.

  • UWL supports iClicker Classic and iClicker Cloud 5. iClicker Classic is the hardware based solution and iClicker Cloud 5 is a cloud based non-hardware solution. iClicker Classic is classroom restricted requiring students to be in the classroom and iClicker Cloud 5 is cloud based and allows students to participate using a wireless internet connection with any laptop, smartphone, or tablet to respond to questions either in the classroom or outside the classroom. With Cloud 5, faculty create their material online with a free registered account. Students using Cloud 5 will need purchase a subscription and set up an account. The UWL bookstore no longer carries the iClicker remotes but they can purchase Cloud 5 subscriptions through the bookstore. Subscriptions are available in increments of 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, or 4 years.
    We encourage faculty and students to use the Cloud 5 version which is more convenient, versatile and integrates seamlessly with Canvas 5. This is not the case with iClicker Classic.

    Both iClicker Classic and Cloud 5 can work together as a hybrid solution if needed. For assistance with this, please contact the Help Desk at 608-785-8774.

iClicker Cloud and iClicker Classic compared

iClicker Cloud


iClicker Classic


Students can respond with smartphones, tablets, or laptops
Students can respond with iClicker remotes
GPS attendance  
Classroom polling
Multiple Choice, Short Answer, Numeric
Advanced polling question types
Target/Heat Map, Long Answer (up to 140 characters)
Quizzing Self-Paced Polling
Self-Paced Polling compatible with iClicker 2 remotes only
Anonymous polling
Roster & Gradebook
Online Gradebook
Access your gradebook from any computer
Excel exports  
LMS integration
Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle, Sakai, D2L
Student study guide
Cloud backup & storage  
Works with the iClicker instructor remote
Requires an internet connection  

A brief video introduction to Cloud 5 can be found here.