Student Response System (iClickers)

What is it?

Personal Response Systems, such as Clickers, are an important technology used at every CSU campus to increase student engagement during classes. Some instructors have used clickers for checking attendance, granting participation points, performing low stakes quizzes, taking class polls and assessing student understanding of the class materials.

Support Documents


  • Phone: (415) 405-5555
  • Email:
  • Office: LIB 80


Start by registering your iClicker with iLearn; see the support document below for instructions.

The i>Clicker kit you receive from the company includes a flash drive containing the i>Clicker software. We recommend that you do not use that software as it is not compatible with iLearn. Please use the links below to download the appropriate i>Clicker software, i>Grader software, and additional files needed to connect to iLearn.

Note that you must download the software from us once every academic year, as we have to configure the software to work with the current academic year's iLearn.

Fall 2019 - Summer 2020

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To use iClickers in your course, first start by adding the iClicker block to your class, downloading the iClicker software and setting up your iClicker course; see the support document below for instructions.

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How are people using this tool?

The Clickers system includes a personal remote for each student, and a personal remote, base-unit, and software package for the instructor. The instructor first connects the base-unit to a computer and installs the software. In the classroom, instructors typically pose a multiple choice or true/false question to the students using a Powerpoint slide or other display format. Students use their personal remotes to submit an anonymous response. All of the students' responses are captured by the Clicker base-unit and recorded by the Clicker software. The students' responses are recorded instantly and can be displayed for the whole class to see. Recorded scores captured with a student's registered clicker can also be imported directly into iLearn's Gradebook.

Clickers are being used at SF State to:

  • Check student understanding instantly

  • Check attendance

  • Encourage peer instruction

  • Encourage shy and under-prepared students to participate

  • Grant participation points

  • Gather feedback from students on how to improve the course

  • Help identify student misconceptions

  • Poll students’ opinions and preferences instantly and anonymously