TurningPoint by Turning Technologies is the campus-supported personal response system for classroom polling. TurningPoint is a hybrid polling option that provides secure management of courses, rosters, and assessment data while integrating with Canvas. The hybrid polling offers polling from your computer (desktop or laptop, Mac OS or Windows) with a hand-held device (clicker) and mobile devices via native apps (iOS and Android) or web-browsers. Additionally, there is an option to have web only polling via the instructor TurningPoint account.
To use the TurningPoint system in a class, the instructor must have a TurningPoint instructor kit and account and the students are required to purchase a subscription from the bookstore (this enables the mobile device option with students). Purchasing the hand-held device is optional and up to the instructor.
Changes coming to TurningPoint on August 18, 2017
OIT will upgrade our TurningPoint software on August 18. Once complete, the new integration between TurningPoint and Canvas will be in place. This upgrade provides enhanced integration with Canvas and several other new features in your TurningPoint software. New features include: Auto-updates between Canvas courses and TurningPoint when you login to the software on your computer, notifications of newly registered students, and the ability to send grades to Canvas with the click of a button.
Prepare for the change by downloading the new TurningPoint 8.2 software today by logging to your Turning Technologies account at the Turning Technologies’ website. From the top menu, select Downloads, then select the correct operating system under TurningPoint 8.
- Canvas sync & TurningPoint 8 documentation
This will be the new process after August 18th.
- Canvas sync & TurningPoint 8 video tutorial
Turning Technologies will be on campus on Thursday, August 17 and Friday, August 18, 2017. Sign up on the OIT Workshop page or drop by Greve 520.
LMS & Turning Point Instructions
- Canvas and TurningPoint
Setup instructions for linking your installed Turning Point software and Canvas.
- Canvas Module
Instructions for setting up Canvas so your students can properly link their clicker with your class.
There are two options for training:
- Turning Technologies webinars
All webinars and learning events can be viewed and registered for at this site.
- OIT-led face-to-face training
Check the list of upcoming clicker workshops to register for on-campus training.
All faculty wishing to use TurningPoint in their classes will need an instructor kit and a Turning Account.
See account registration instructions (PDF). The kits are provided at the face-to-face training or you can request a kit via the OIT Helpdesk.
TurningPoint by Turning Technologies is the campus-supported personal response system for classroom polling. Students must have a subscription/license (can be purchased at the bookstore) and a Turning Account. Most instructors also require the hand-held device (clicker); check to verify what is required for your classes.