It’s Time to Upgrade to iClicker 7

We’re happy to announce that UMass Amherst i>clicker 7 software package is now available for download. This latest release integrates i>grader into i>clicker app as a Gradebook feature and provides better ease of use, improved stability and access to new and improved polling features.

Downloading and using i>clicker 7

Please visit IT Support Center’s i>clicker Support for Faculty page for complete instructions on downloading and using i>clicker7.

Is your Base Receiver up to date?

To keep it current, please download and run i>clicker Base Firmware Utility:

New to i>clicker?

To get started, follow these three steps:

  1. Add i>clicker student remotes requirement to your course in SPIRE: Click on Amazon CourseMaterials Request Tool in SPIRE. When prompted, log in with your UMass NetID and click on Add Book/Supply button. Search for i>clicker 2 remote by iClicker ​(ISBN: 1498601634) to add to your course materials request.
    Click here if you need help using Amazon CorseMaterials Tool.

  2. Contact the Instructional Media Lab ( to reserve a free i>clicker Instructor Kit and to schedule an i>clicker introduction session.

  3.  Download the specific UMass Amherst i>clicker software here. Unzip and place the software folder in an easy to find location on your laptop. Note: you can not use WebUpdate app previously included with the older i>clicker 6 software package to update to i>clicker 7 software, please download the new package from the link provided in step 3.

A note on REEF, the New Mobile Polling Option from i>clicker

i>clicker 7 is integrated with REEF, a mobile polling app that eliminates the need for the handheld i>clicker 2 student remotes and allows polling via mobile devices. REEF also allows live polling in remote locations (for example you can run a poll in Amherst and Springfield at the same time).

Due to the limitations of the wireless network on UMass Amherst campus, currently mobile polling can only be used in a handful of academic buildings (such as the new Integrative Learning Center (ILC) classrooms, for example).

If you teach in one of the newer classrooms and if you’re interested in REEF, we have a limited number of student access codes to distribute for a limited REEF pilot we’re conducting this fall. Please contact the Instructional Media Lab ( | 413-545-2823) if you’re interested in trying this app in your course, and we will check if REEF can run on the wireless in your classroom.