TurningPoint (Clickers) and Canvas (Instructors)

TurningPoint is a Student Response System (SRS) that allows instructors to leverage hand-held response devices in class to collect student achievement data. Students can respond using a Turning Technologies hand-held response device or their own Smartphone with app. A roster of student is imported from Canvas into TurningPoint to begin and assessment data is exported from TurningPoint to Canvas to record grades or participation.

If you will be using Turning Point in your course, it is best to inform your students as early as possible as students will need to purchase the response device and/or software license at the university bookstore or online through Amazon or other retailers.

TurningPoint Resources

  1. TurningPoint and Canvas - To begin you must create a TurningPoint account in order to register your license. Once your license has been registered your TurningPoing account will be linked and you can add any of your Canvas courses for the current semester to use TurningPoint. You can also review the Canvas AutoSync Video.
  2. Getting Started for PC - Download the desktop version of TurningPoint for PC to begin creating polling questions (contact the Service Desk if you do hot have permission to download and install applications on your PC).
  3. Getting Started for Mac - Download the desktop version of TurningPoint for Mac to begin creating polling questions (contact the Service Desk if you do hot have permission to download and install applications on your Mac)
  4. PowerPoint Polling PC - Create polling questions in PowerPoint, run the Presentation during class and save the results, synchronize the grades to Canvas or generate reports.
  5. PowerPoint Polling Mac - Create polling questions in PowerPoint on the Mac, connect the Mac using HTML or VGA in the TWU Classroom to run the Presentation during class and save the results, synchronize the grades to Canvas or generate reports.
  6. Anywhere Polling Quick Poll - The Quick Poll feature in Anywhere Polling allows you to ask verbal questions with the option of polling on top of an application, such as a PDF, Word document or web page.

Support Options

  1. Contact an Instructional Design Partner to design learning activities for students, training to use TurningPoint features, or talk about effective ways to interact with students using "clickers" in your Canvas courses.
  2. To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket.

Details

Article ID: 84037
Created
Tue 7/30/19 2:59 PM
Modified
Wed 11/11/20 10:40 AM