These steps have been updated for Summer 2021 courses.

iClicker Cloud is provided free to all Colorado State University students with funds from the University Technology Fee.

Getting Started

Colorado State University has a site license with iClicker, so the use of iClicker on a mobile device, tablet, or a computer is free for students. If a physical iClicker remote is needed in a classroom, that device must be purchased as it is not covered under our site license.

Create iClicker Reef Account

These steps are new for Summer 2021 courses.

To participate in iClicker Cloud polling, all students must create an iClicker Reef account through the campus portal.

If you have a previous iClicker Reef account with an email address, you will have the option to link your previous account with your new campus portal account.

Polling Devices

Instructors have the option to allow students to participate in polling from a mobile device, from the iClicker Reef web site, or with a traditional iClicker remote. Please contact your Instructor about what devices they will allow in class.

If you are using an iClicker remote, you still need to create an iClicker Reef account through the campus portal. You will then need to add your iClicker remote ID number to the profile section of your iClicker Reef account. This will ensure your clicker responses show up in your iClicker Reef account and in the Canvas gradebook.

Add iClicker course to iClicker Reef

These steps are new for Summer 2021 courses.

Your instructor has set up an iClicker integration with your Canvas course, which will pull student names directly into their iClicker roster.

If you have an existing iClicker Reef campus portal account, the course will automatically be added to your iClicker Reef account. If the iClicker system does not find a matching iClicker Reef campus portal account, you will receive an email from iClicker Support with instructions on how to create an iClicker Reef account through the campus portal. Please note that this email may appear in your Spam or Junk folders.

Participate in Class

To participate in polling on a mobile device, download the iClicker Reef mobile app via the App Store or Google Play. Students may also participate in polling by going to the iClicker Reef website from a web browser, or by using a traditional iClicker remote.

Check-in to Class with iClicker Reef

Participate in a Polling Session with iClicker Reef

Participate in a Quiz with iClicker Reef

View Course History and Session Results in iClicker Reef

Use Study Tools in iClicker Reef After Class

Wireless Network

When using iClicker Cloud in the classroom, it is strongly recommended to connect to the csu_eid network, which is the fastest, most reliable network on campus.

Connecting to other networks on campus, or a mobile network, will cause issues when participating in iClicker Cloud polls.

Tips and best practices

Having connection issues? Check out our a guide for troubleshooting your connection to iClicker Reef.

Is your instructor using GPS with iClicker? Check out these Attendance Geolocation Tips.

Not seeing your iClicker Reef points? Visit this troubleshooting guide. You might have missed a step in the registration process.

Student Support