About Clickers (Student Response Systems)

  • Student response systems, also known as "Clickers", allow an instructor to query the entire class at once and test comprehension of lecture concepts.
  • Results of the query are available immediately to the instructor, and can be optionally shared with the entire class via the projector.

The use of clickers can provide several advantages to both the instructor and students. The instructor can adjust their lecture on the spot to best match student learning, and students can answer posted questions anonymously and not have to risk appearing incorrect in front of their peers. The use of clickers may also help students focus on lecture content by engaging them in a two-way interaction as opposed to the one-way format of a traditional lecture.


i>clicker is a flexible, user-friendly and reliable system that runs on both Mac and PC platforms and enables instructors to incorporate websites, media and virtually any other type of content. The i>clicker response system is supported by CAEN for use in Engineering courses.

i>clicker receivers are now installed in most CAEN classrooms, and instructors can plug them into a USB port on their computer to capture responses from their students. If you are an Engineering instructor interested in using i>clicker, please review the material in the links below or contact CAEN for more information.