What is iClicker?

Special Note to Faculty: If you and your students don’t already own the iClicker hardware, we highly recommend that you use Poll Everywhere instead of iClicker. Poll Everywhere is a more robust and versatile tool and is available to Tufts faculty and students at no cost. Please note that Tufts will be phasing out support of iClicker at the end of the 2021-2022 academic year.

iClicker is a hardware-based classroom response system developed by the Macmillan company, which allows a presenter and audience to engage in a question & answer session, and to view and show responses in real time.

iClicker Hardware

iClicker equipment includes:

  • The iClicker base, a USB cable, and a USB drive
  • The instructor's iClicker remote
  • The students' (or audience) iClicker remotes
  • The instructor's computer

The iClicker software runs from a USB drive attached to the instructor's computer. It controls the iClicker session and records audience responses

iClicker responses are visible in real time and can be displayed as a graph on the instructor's computer