University of California, Riverside


Online Polling Alternatives

There are a staggering number of low-cost or no-cost, web-based polling options available. Computing and Communications only supports the H-ITT clicker system, but the Engage team may be able to answer questions about alternatives. Contact

The H-ITT clicker system allows students to use their personal, web-enabled devices as clickers in lieu of a dedicated device with the purchase of a SoftClick subscription. SoftClick is a browser-based option that can be purchased online, and it costs about $17 per subscription per course. Visit the Knowledge Base topic called "Enabling Softclick" to allow this option in your courses.

If a student is using clickers in three courses over the course of their time at UCR, then the SoftClick option would cost as much as the purchase of a dedicated device from the UCR Barnes and Noble Campus Bookstore. To learn more about purchasing clickers on campus, view the Knowledge Base topic called "Where to Buy a Clicker."

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Computer Support Group
Computing & Communications Bldg.

Tel: (951) 827-3555
Fax: (951) 827-4541