The use of Classroom Response Systems or “clickers” is a proven way to engage students and let instructors know what students are thinking. The students purchase the clicker or the software and it can be used in multiple classes throughout their time at UConn. The bookstore sells a bundle containing a physical iClicker plus 5-years of iClicker Cloud REEF polling for $55. The use of iClicker eliminates the need to own or bring a smartphone or computer to class. To eliminate or reduce the cost of an iClicker, students can share iClickers or purchase a used device.
Poll Everywhere is a web-based audience response system lets you embed interactive activities directly into your presentation. The audience responds on the web or via SMS texting on their phones. There is no cost to the student. The software is free to instructors for up to 40 responses per polling session. For larger groups, the cost of the software is paid for by the instructor or their department.
|Cost to Instructor||$0||•$0 (up to 40 responses or
•$349/semester (up to 400)
|Cost to Student||$55 for iClicker remote and REEF Polling App for 5 years||$0|
|Web-based||iClicker Cloud: Yes
iClicker Classic: No
|Question Types||iClicker Classic*: can be used with iClicker Remote or REEF app
iClicker Cloud (must be used with REEF app)
*iClicker bases are installed in all Storrs and Hartford classrooms. We have been supporting them for over seven years; many students already have remotes or the app.