Regardless of which devices you allow students to use in class, all students must create a free iClicker Reef account to ensure their grades sync to your iClicker gradebook. They can do this by downloading the mobile app via the App Store or Google Play, or by visiting the iClicker Reef student website.
Then, students need to add your Course in Reef or register their Reef accounts in your learning management system (Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, Moodle, or Sakai). This depends on whether or not you will be integrating iClicker Cloud with your LMS–you must inform students which scenario is relevant for your course. Please note that student registration within your LMS requires prior set up by your campus administrator.
Upon creating a Reef account, students receive a 2 week free-trial period with Reef–after that point, they will need to purchase a Reef subscription or obtain an access code if they plan to continue participating in your iClicker sessions with their mobile devices, tablets, or laptops.
Students who will be using iClicker remotes to participate must register their remotes in the profile section of their Reef accounts. They will not need to purchase a Reef subscription or obtain an access code if they only use an iClicker remote to participate in class, and can therefore ignore the “Buy or Extend Subscription” message that will appear in their Reef account.
If students want the flexibility to use both an iClicker remote and iClicker Reef on a smart device, they can purchase a Reef subscription or obtain an access code in addition to an iClicker remote, then register the remote in Reef. Your iClicker Cloud software will record the student’s last response to the question regardless of which device they use to vote.
Note: If students already have a Reef account, they simply add your course in their account. Students should not create a duplicate account.
Resources: syllabus templates & first day of class presentations
Click below to access resources you can share with your students to help them get ready to participate in your iClicker sessions. These resources include the information outlined above and differ based on how you will be adding grades from iClicker Cloud to your LMS. Choose the scenario that is relevant to your course.