iClicker is a classroom interactive response system that allows students to participate in polls and answer questions during class. Students can respond with a physical iClicker remote or their mobile device using the Student iClicker app (if enabled). 

See iClicker compared to Poll Everywhere and Zoom Polls here. 


  • Gather data to gauge students' comprehension before moving on
  • Poll students and display class results instantly
  • Enhance large lecture class with increased student participation and interaction
  • Increase students' understanding and retention of topics by keeping them engaged
  • Allow anonymity on controversial questions
  • Provide feedback to students on their understanding
  • Check if students can apply a concept to a different context
  • Transform one-way teacher lecture into teacher-student interaction
  • Get a large volume of individual answers immediately
  • Reduce time on administrative tasks such as grading and taking attendance


Instructor Base Station

Faculty interested in allowing students to use the physical clickers can order an instructor base station by submitting the "request an instructor base station" form. The kit includes a base receiver, USB cable, student remote, and an instructor remote.

Note: Some UAB classrooms have iClicker receivers (base unit) already installed. View the Classroom Technology page on the UAB Information Technology website and choose desired classroom. The room will say “Clicker Ready = Yes” if the base is already installed.

For all other classrooms, you will need to use the individual receiver that is included in the instructor kit.

Download iClicker Cloud Software

Once you have your instructor Kit, download the iClicker software that is required to run the polls.

Note: You may have to contact AskIT to install software if you are using a university owned computer.


Purchase iClicker Remote

Students can purchase iClicker remotes via the UAB Bookstore.

Register Remote/App

Students can register their iClicker remotes via the iClicker link in their Canvas course left navigation. You can also use the Student iClicker Mobile app if allowed by your instructor.


Getting Started

During Class

After Class

iClicker Instructor Training


Group, one-on-one, or virtual sessions are available to faculty.

Archived Workshops

  • Submit a Ticket
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Ask eLearning

Users who still need help after reviewing the resources on this page or contacting iClicker technical support can request support from UAB eLearning using the link below.

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