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iClicker Reef Student Guide

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About iClicker Reef

iClicker Reef is the mobile/web application students use in their class to participate in polling activities. iClicker Reef can be accessed from mobile devices, tablets, or laptops.

Student Information

Disclaimer: Please do not purchase a clicker remote for your remote classes. If your course is being held remotely, you cannot participate with the iClicker remotes.

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How to Create and Register your iClicker Reef account through D2L

In most cases, your instructor will have set up an iClicker course specific link in your D2L Brightspace course.

Please go to your D2L Brightspace course and click on the iClicker link. You must register/create a iClicker Reef account by clicking on the link provided by your instructor. Please sign up for a new account if you don't already have one.

When signing up:

  • You MUST enter your my.ryerson username in the username field NOT student number
  • It is important that the other information you enter, matches with your official Ryerson information. 
  • Please DO NOT register with a non-Ryerson email address or create a duplicate account. 
    • This will create issues for both you and your instructor and you will not earn marks for the account that is not associated with your Ryerson email.

 

Signing up for iClicker Reef via app

How to Download and Register on the App

In cases where your instructor has not provided you with an iClicker link in your D2L courseshell, visit app.reef-education.com, , external linkor download the free app called "iClicker Reef (REEF Polling)" from the App Store or Android Google Play store.

  1. If you do not already have an iClicker Reef Account, select 'Sign Up!'.
  2. Enter 'Ryerson University' as your institution. 
  3. Complete the Sign Up form:
    1. Use your Ryerson email address to sign up.
    2. Enter your “Ryerson Username” in the RU Username field. DO NOT enter your student number. For example: jdoe.

If you already have an iClicker Reef Account, enter your credentials and Sign In.

IMPORTANT: Do not create more than one iClicker Reef account! You will only receive credit from a single account. You can edit your account information in your profile if needed.

Adding courses via iClicker Reef app

Adding a Course 

  1. Select the '+ icon' to add a course. To find a course, use the following information:
    1. Institution: Ryerson University
    2. Course: Find your course using the course name, course code or your instructor's name. 
  2. Once the results appear, select your course. 

This course will appear in your Courses list whenever you log in to iClicker Reef. Select the course name to access course sessions.

Participate in Class

  • You can use iClicker Reef to participate via the mobile application on your smartphone or tablet, or via the web application on your laptop.
  • You will be alerted when a polling session is active, join the session to participate.
  • After joining the session, your screen will automatically update and prompt you to answer questions whenever polling begins.

Navigating through the iClicker Reef App

 

Disclaimer for Remotes

Disclaimer: Please do not purchase a clicker remote for your remote classes. If your course is being held remotely, you cannot participate with the iClicker remotes. 

Updating your Subscription 

After creating an account on the Reef site, you will have a 14 days free trial period to use this account after which point you will need to subscribe and make a payment to continue participating in your class polling sessions.

How and Where to Extend your Subcription 

  • Option 1: Ryerson Bookstore
    • You can purchase an iClicker Reef access code from the Ryerson Campus Store, opens in new window
    • Scroll down and select either 'iClicker (12 months)' or 'iClicker (6 months), and click 'Search.'
    • Click 'Add To Cart,' and then purchase your access code by clicking 'eBook Shopping Cart'
    • To activate your access code, enter in the access code into the 'Subscriptions' section of your iClicker Reef account. 
      • Note: To enter the iClicker Reef access code, you will need to go to the Reef website. You cannot enter while you are on the mobile application.

 

 

 

 

 

Purchasing iClicker access codes
  • Option 2: Macmillan Canadian Student Store 
    • You can purchase an access code at the Macmillan Canadian Student Store, external link.
    • Enter in the access code into the 'Subscriptions' section of your iClicker Reef account.   
    • Note: To enter the iClicker Reef access code, you will need to go to the Reef website. You cannot enter while you are on the mobile application.
  • Option 3: Extend your subscription through the iClicker Reef Website
    • Select 'Subscriptions' from the iClicker Reef menu on the website. Your remaining subscription is visible here.
    • Click 'Purchase Subscription.' You can extend a subscription by purchasing a subscription here.
    • Note: Paying through the iClicker Reef Website will result in charges in US Dollars.