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Student Response Systems

Changes to TurningPoint 5 Software

Beginning in Fall 2015, UNIT will begin the transition of all faculty from TurningPoint 5 to TurningPoint Cloud.  All of the functionality along with the look and feel of TurningPoint will remain in the new software.  The added feature is that all of your participant data can be saved in the cloud as an encrypted file.
For more information please contact CIT.

Why faculty use TurningPoint?

The combination of Turning Point and clickers is used for engaging students in both large and small classes. These tools offer a means for all students to participate in a discussion. These tools assist faculty in assessing whether or not students understand material being presented. They provide immediate feedback while giving faculty an opportunity to gauge their lectures in terms of speed.

What Is It?

Turning Point is the software used in conjunction with the student response systems (also known as clickers). Turning Point is basic polling software easily integrated with already developed PowerPoint presentations or used on its own without PowerPoint.

How do I setup TurningPoint as an Instructor?

Follow these instructions to register your device and download the program.
After registering your device, instructors have access to download the TurningPoint Cloud software.  Choose PC - No Install.

If you have already registered, go to the Turning Technologies Account page and login.

How do I register my device as a Student?

Login to your Bb course where a device is required.
Click on Tools.
Click Turning Account Registration.
Follow the instructions for creating an account.

More details can be found here.

Additional Resources:

Quick Start Guide
TurningPoint Cloud Getting Started for Instructor- PC

TurningPoint Cloud Getting Started for Instructor Mac
Additional Documentation for TurningPoint Cloud
Educause – 7 Things You Should Know About Clickers
Derek Bruff – Student Response System Resources



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