iclicker Reviews & Product Details

UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The physical devices are small, and quite robust. If the technology is implemented properly, it can provide a smooth experience for the end user. However, in my experience, the technology is often implemented by executives and or higher level instructors who tend to be older and less tech-capable. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The technology is expensive and updates are less frequent because of the physical component. There are so many competing technologies on the market that are purely software based that offer better support, cheaper introductory prices, and clearer user interfaces for technology-challenged users. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

The most important consideration is weighing the actual price of the devices with the amount of data they capture. This is the best ratio to use when comparing this product with competing software-only products. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

iClicker help to capture data from large audiences in real time. The amount of input options can be helpful in providing more granular feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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What is iclicker?

iClicker offers user-friendly technology that allows instructors to actively engage students in their own learning.

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iClicker offers user-friendly technology that allows instructors to actively engage students in their own learning.


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Macmillan Learning
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New York City, NY
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Ms. J Davis
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Ease of use. Just log in and set up quizzes or polls. Then students can use their remote, computer, or smart phone to answer the questions. Teacher's can assign things for students to accomplish prior to class to assess knowledge. Students can review results and learn from questions they get wrong. You can have classrooms within iclicker for each course in order to keep things organized. There is a section for study materials and a place to see grades.

The company has a very responsive help desk. They are polite and eager to ensure that their users receive excellent customer service. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Costly subscription. This product is very expensive. The subscription also expired part way through the year requiring us to purchase an additional subscription.

I also disliked how hard and confusing it is to initially set up classrooms. Sometimes this took quite a bit of time and multiple attempts. Sometimes the link that was supposed to set the one needed to set up a classroom space did not work. This resulted in teachers having to put off their planned use if iclicker until they were able to get help from the company. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Providing students with Timed quizzes and polls where they can see immediate feedback. It is also useful for attendance when students are attending class virtually. Questions and assignments can be timed or untimed.

Problems arise from time to time with system logging students out of iclicker after inactivity and losing the classes they were registered in once they log in later.

It is also a common problem to need to replace batteries in remote control. This increased the overall cost of using the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how the iclicker can do so many things! You can press the buttons in the remote and the answers chosen will reflect onto the screen. It’s incredibly fun and useful for students. I love how you can see tour answers love compared to other students. It engages learning and keeps them on their toes. It has been so far the best tool I for undergraduate studies. I also love that the battery life hold very well. There is no need to plug it into an outlet for it to charge, which is very nice. Additional upsides include working alongside peers to answer questions, and improved test scores due to attentiveness to iclicker questions. The iclicker is most helpful when students want to participate but are either too shy to raise their hand. This eliminates awkwardness in a classroom setting. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike how sometimes if you are not connected to the class number then you cannot participate. Sometimes there are signaling errors so that makes it hard for students to connect and interact. I also dislike how it runs on batteries. There is a battery setting to tell you how low your battery is but it uses up battery life really fast. Also, when you drop the iclicker it has a tendency to break, so the plastic is not very durable. Some students can not afford the cost of another iclicker because of the expense. The least helpful thing about the iclicker is that it cannot save your results into a database as the answers chosen will be forever deleted. The downsides include never being able to see the question asked in class, so students cannot review what they got wrong or what they got right. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I recommend that the iclicker device is chosen over the app on the phone. The app on the phone sometimes shuts down and is not as reliable as the iclicker. Do not drop the iclicker because it can break very easily since the plastic is not very durable Nd seems very cheap. The screen is very small and is not touch generated. Students cannot are questions or answers on the remote but only in the screen projected for the whole class. I also recommend that students pay for the iclicker ahead of time and register because this process may take long. Shipping may take a while for the Iclicker to come. The signal sometimes cannot reach all students so make sure that the signal is placed in an area without obstacles so that it can reach far. Make sure the signal is placed in a high position so it can reach students further in the back of the class. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am solving communication problems in a classroom setting and realized that the attention from my students have increased. I have also realized that besides students being more attentive, they are more interactive. I have also realized that students’ performances on quizzes and exams have dramatically increased because they have been more attentive in class. I am also solving the problem for students who are shy and afraid to speak up in class. The iclicker promotes inclusiveness and allows for everyone with an iclicker to participate. Students who have never spoken up in class before are receiving participation points for using the iclicker, which has shown to improve their overall grades and performance. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Functions the same as a normal clicker (you can even register physical clickers on the site), but instead of paying the $50 for a physical clicker, you can register for about $5 and use a virtual clicker. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes the virtual clicker can be a little buggy or slow if too many people are submitting answers to the instructor, but this doesn't happen often. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look into the virtual option before buying a physical clicker, it will save you money. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Very helpful for large lecture classes that still want to keep track of attendance and participation in class without having to specifically call on students. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I went to an enormous university, and iclicker made it possible for professors to visually gauge their students’ understanding of course material. I used iclicker to participate in class polls, gain attendance points, and answer questions. I loved that iclicker could create visual representations in the form of charts so professors and students could see where they respectively stood. My class size could get substantially large (300+ students), but with iclicker, my professors could still get a sense on the class’s overall progress and make sure that every student’s voice was heard through polls and Q&A sessions. iclicker is so simple and intuitive to use. One doesn’t have to be an expert on technology to figure out how to use iclicker (believe me, some of my professors were pretty old and they used it seamlessly). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

One aspect about iclicker that was irritating was the timer setting. Sometimes professors would forget to adjust the time for iclicker responses so students’ answers could not be registered. I do not think this feature is really necessary. Additionally, I think the software in the remotes can be adjusted to be a little bit more intuitive. Configuring the remotes to connect to the specific response frequency for a given classroom caused issues for me, as well as other students. Some generations of iclicker remotes do not have UIs, so this made it even harder to determine if the remote was properly configured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The number one issue that iclicker helped my university resolve was figuring out how to gauge the overall progress of a class at a particular moment in time when that class has anywhere from 200-600 students in it. Before iclicker, professors only had a sense of students’ progress from their test scores, and by then it was too late to go back and review course material they may have had trouble with. With iclicker, professors can have an idea of where students stand in seconds, and I think it is immensely useful in that regard for both professors and students; professors can adjust their course schedules to accommodate student feedback, and students have the opportunity to showcase their own progress. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I have seen iclicker develop from a physical clicker to a software with a mobile app. This software can be used for attendance, surveys and quizzes. I like that it allows individuals to discretely answer questions and have their opinions heard. The nice thing is, they can instantly see results, which helps with quizzes. Registration is quick and easy. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The actual iclicker itself is slightly pricey and if a student forgets the clicker, however, they can be reused. Unfortunately, if the student forgets the physical clicker - they cannot participate. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This software is helping eliminate paper - especially during the pandemic. I also found that it helps with testing anxiety because it allows the answers to come automatically. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

I liked that iclicker provided instant feedback for professors to gauge how their students were learning material they were lecturing on Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t dislike anything about the product. Besides otherwise, in college the price was in the higher end. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask someone you know how they use it. I tried reading the manual and didn’t understand until I was in person and another student explained quickly how to use it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Professors could get immediate feedback on learning. Count for attendance and participation. Especially for big lecture halls, it’s difficult for one teacher to guess how 300 students are doing. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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David
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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What do you like best?

On the spot learning, engagement with others, real time answers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike that you have to sign up for this and make an account. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Helps engage whole class on answering questions. Benefits are that you realize what topics are weak. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

It allows me to quickly take formative assessments throughout class while also providing a quick way for attendance to be reported. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It would be nice to see more options for displaying results (I.e. various graphs and charts). Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’ve solved the problem of knowing how to assess with a large class - this helps me get a decent idea of where everyone is at. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AH
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The product is very easy to use and flexible and contains a lot of nice integration points with our LMS. The support for the product was excellent and the range of settings offered was very nice in accommodating our needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The integration is LTI instead of building block which takes a little bit more setup. We had a few hiccups but it was related to our testing on our staging instance and once we engaged support we were able to get everything sorted out and up and running. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Make sure this is compatible with your LMS prior to using, however it works with at least Blackboard and Moodle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Classroom surveys were a need for us and prior to using iClicker we needed to have students purchase individual clicker devices. After purchasing we can now have our students use their cellphones which saves them money and makes the whole process easier. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UE
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
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Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like best is how you can immediately see the distribution of the responses. A plot appears on the screen that shows how many people chose each response. It is best utilized in the academic setting, as a way to keep students engaged. It can also be used in the business setting, if a presenter wanted to keep the crowd engaged. However, for uses other than academic, I would probably use the cellphone based version, or another online polling service, to avoid having to purchase the physical iclickers. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Iclicker isn't always the best method for quiz administration because some students may not be able to answer the question as quickly as other students, and you have to go through the questions one-by-one so professors tend to rush through the questions, not giving all students enough time to think about the question. Iclicker, the program itself is great, but can be used improperly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is best utilized to encourage class participation. I don't recommend it for graded assessments, unless the administrator allows adequate time for all students to answer the questions. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

great in an academic setting. There are around 160 people in each of my classes, so this can be used to encourage class participation, because students often do not want to raise their hands to answer questions out loud, when there are that many students in the lecture hall. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The data is immediate. iClickers are great for interactive presentations or in a classroom setting. I've also used them in training situations for live-response quiz questions to gauge the level of understanding and thought that was very helpful. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The registration process can be a bit of a pain in the butt, but not a deterrent really. Not sure if they can be pre-registered for users if being used in a business setting. I have not used the app so comment on what that is like. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Better awareness during presentations as people feel more engaged with the content. During training for immediate feedback on awareness. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UH
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love iClicker because it is so easy to use in class. You can use it for attendance, see where everyone is at on a particular subject, or to make sure people are paying attention. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I don’t like that it’s kind of difficult to figure out how to link the actual clicker to your account and register multiple classes to one account. I also don’t like that each class has a different frequency so you have to remember which class has which frequency Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

In big classes, we are able to take attendance, vote on how many questions should be on the test, or earn participation points for answering questions correctly. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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