How to Connect Your Base and Download iClicker Classic

Document created by Digital Support on May 19, 2017Last modified by Digital Support on Mar 30, 2018
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iClicker is a plug-and-play system that requires no installation and minimal set-up for both the hardware and software. Follow the instructions below to set up iClicker.

Connect the iClicker base receiver to your computer through a USB port

The LCD screen on the receiver lights up indicating that the receiver has power. Your computer may notify you that it recognizes new hardware and inform you when it is ready to use this hardware. This step may take a few seconds to complete.

Important: To be sure that the receiver has sufficient power, plug the receiver directly into the computer and do not connect through the keyboard or a non-powered USB hub. For best performance, it is recommended that you plug the iClicker receiver into a USB 2.0 port.

Download iClicker software

If you have iClicker on a flash drive please skip to the next step.

You can download the iClicker software from the iClicker website.

Note: The iClicker software for Windows and Linux download folder is zipped and must be extracted before use. You will need to "unzip" or "extract" the folder and save it to the destination of your choice on your computer.

Running iClicker from a flash drive

If you are running iClicker from a flash drive, connect the iClicker flash drive to the USB port on the back of the iClicker receiver.

Note: If you receive a message indicating that you have plugged a high-speed USB device into a non high-speed USB port, it is recommended that you plug the flash drive into a USB port on your computer or copy the entire iClicker folder to your computer hard drive. Doing so will improve the overall performance of the iClicker software. Please note iClicker for Linux requires that you run the set-up process on the local computer as supporting software must be installed to the hard drive.

Running iClicker from a flash drive is not required. iClicker can be run from your computer. Running iClicker from a flash drive is a convenience if you are using a lecture/classroom computer.

Open the flash drive folder once it appears on your desktop

The flash drive provides access to the iClicker software and your course data. Review the contents of the iClicker folder on the flash drive.

Note: It is recommended that you run Check for Update the first time you use iClicker and at least once per year.