iClicker remotes

All models of iClickers work with the base stations installed in UCI's General Assignment Classrooms; we recommend iClicker 2.

You can use iClicker 1, iClicker +, iClicker 2, or (if your instructor allows it) you can use the 'Reef' mobile application instead of a physical device (while the physical devices have a purchase cost, Reef has a subscription fee; the best price depends on the circumstances; for instance, some vendors bundle the remotes with a 6 month Reef subscription).

The UCI Bookstore sells new iClicker 2 remotes. Used versions of all models are available from various online sources.

Find your remote ID

FindRemoteID

Your remote ID is located on a barcode on the back side of the clicker. If the barcode is missing, on the older models you should be able to find it in the battery compartment. On the iClicker 2, the number shows on the screen when you power on the clicker.

Register through Canvas

If your class is using the iClicker integration with a UCI Canvas course space, you will need to register through your Canvas course space.

  1. Open the Canvas course space
  2. Click "iClicker Registration" left side of the page
  3. You should see your email address already listed; enter your remote ID and click "Register"
  4. Verify that your clicker is registered

Are you getting an "Incomplete information" error message?

Please try to register your clicker using a different browser and/or computer. Any computer in an OIT lab should work.

If your class is not using the iClicker UCI Canvas integration, use this link to register your iClicker:  https://www.iclicker.com/remote-registration-form-for-classic. You MUST use your UCI email address.

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Classes using both Canvas & EEE

You will need to register both through Canvas and on iClicker.com. We have occasionally experienced problems with having the same iClicker remote registered in Canvas and also on iClicker.com. If you are having trouble with this, please email clickers@uci.edu.

Share remotes

It is possible for more than one person to use the same iClicker remote, as long as they are not in the same class at the same time. If your classes don’t overlap, you can trade off using the clicker. Each person using the clicker must register it.

Change remote frequency

iClickers use radio frequency to collect responses via base station installed in classrooms. OIT staff preset the base station frequencies to prevent interference.

iClicker 2 remotes store & display the last frequency on the screen when powered on.

iClicker+ remotes store the last frequency and the lights next to the letter keys will light up in sequence when the remote is powered on (it can be tough to notice).

iClicker 1 remotes default to the AA frequency each time they are powered off/on.

Your iclicker frequency must match the base station in your classroom in order for your response to be counted. Look for a sticker on the lectern at the front of the room to find that room's frequency.

You must be near an active base station to change frequencies.

To change the frequency on any iclicker remote:

  1. Press and hold the power (on/off) button until something blinks (on iClicker 2 it will be the displayed frequency, on iClicker 1 and +, it will be the vote status light).
  2. While the indicator is blinking, press the letter buttons for the appropriate frequency (e.g. 'AA').
  3. You should then see either a check mark on the screen (iClicker 1), or the vote status light will flash green.

Answer polls

When an instructor starts an iClicker poll, a toolbar will open on the screen and display the time either counting up or down depending on your instructor's settings.

Responses are only counted while a poll is active/open. You can change your answer while a poll is open; the last answer you submit before the poll is closed will be the one that is counted.

When you submit your answer, you should see an indication that your vote was received (on iClicker 1 and +, a green light will flash; if the light is red, your vote was not counted; on iClicker 2 you will see a check mark on the screen).

Batteries

We generally recommend brand-name batteries (e.g. Energizer, Rayovac, Eveready) for iClicker remotes.

Duracell and some generic brand batteries may cause issues due to a slight difference in dimensions that prevents them from making solid contact with the positive battery terminal in the remote.

Good batteries should last for roughly 200 hours of class time.

iClicker Reef mobile app

Subscription options

Current pricing for iClicker REEF subscriptions can be found on iClicker.com.

Some remote vendors also offer package deals that combine a physical iClicker remote with a reduced-rate Reef subscription.

Account setup

When setting up your iClicker REEF account, you must use your UCInetID@uci.edu email address to ensure that your responses can be matched with your name in the professor's gradebook. If your instructor is using EEE Canvas, please put your UCInetID in the "Student ID" field instead of your student ID number.

Find & add courses

Before your can participate in iClicker polls via Reef, you need to find and join the appropriate class(es):

  1. Open the Reef app
  2. Click the + sign in the upper-right corner of the Courses screen
  3. Verify that your institution is shown as UC Irvine or if you are prompted for your institute, type "Irvine" to bring up a menu where you should be able to select UC Irvine
  4. Search by either the course title or instructor name

  5. Confirm the course details (including start/end dates) and click Add this course

Wifi connection tips

Mobile devices tend to try to hold on to the connection to an access point as long as possible. To ensure that you have the strongest wifi signal in the classroom, we suggest that you toggle your device's wifi off, wait 5-10 seconds, and then turn it back on so that you connect to the closest access point.

Answer polls

  1. Make sure you have a good wifi signal
  2. Open the Reef app and find your course
  3. Once your instructor launches the iClicker app, you should see a button to join the session.
  4. You should see a checked-in screen until the instructor asks a Clicker question
  5. Once the instructor asks a question, submit your response and make sure the app shows that your answer was received

Note:
If you turn off your phone between checking in an answering questions, or between questions, you'll see a Reconnecting screen for a few seconds.

iClicker Reef web interface

Subscription options

The cost is the same for using the web interface or the mobile app. Current pricing for iClicker REEF subscriptions can be found on iClicker.com.

Account setup

When setting up your iClicker REEF account, you must use your UCInetID@uci.edu email address to ensure that your responses can be matched with your name in the professor's gradebook. If your instructor is using EEE Canvas, please put your UCInetID in the "Student ID" field instead of your student ID number.

Wifi connection tips

Devices tend to try to hold on to the connection to an access point as long as possible. To ensure that you have the strongest wifi signal in the classroom, we suggest that you toggle your device's wifi off, wait 5-10 seconds, and then turn it back on so that you connect to the closest access point.

Answer polls

Once you have a good wifi signal in class, login to REEF online and select your course from the Courses page. Once your instructor has started an iClicker session, you will see a button to join the session. The interface will look like the screenshots above for the mobile app.