iClicker

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

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iClicker Classic

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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
Demographics  
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.