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TurningPoint Cloud

An interactive student response system designed for enhancing student engagement, discussion, and feedback during class.

Overview

The TurningPoint Cloud response system allows instructors to poll students in class, view the results immediately, and provide feedback. With the “Anywhere Polling” feature, questions can be prepared in advance or created in real time. Student responses can be anonymous or identifiable, and students can be assigned credit for participation and/or correct responses.  

OIT Academic Technologies provides support for an integration tool that enables instructors to synchronize their TurningPoint Cloud sessions with the student roster and gradebook in Moodle.  To use TurningPoint Cloud, students must set up a Turning Account and purchase a license. TurningPoint Cloud (with Moodle 3.0, AY16) replaces Turning Point 5 (which is used with Moodle 2.8, AY15).

Students

An instructor will notify you if a course requires a Turning Account license and/or a physical clicker (e.g., ResponseCard RF-A). During class, you can answer questions with a clicker (ResponseCard) or answer from a laptop, tablet, or mobile device with a WiFi connection. To ensure that you receive credit for your answers, you must set up a Turning Account and redeem your license code through the Turning Account Registration link within your course Moodle site. If you are using a clicker, then you will also register your clicker ID at the Turning Account Registration link in Moodle.

Highlights

  • In-class polling
  • Results viewable immediately
  • Questions can be prepared in advance or in real time
  • Responses can be anonymous or identifiable
  • Responses can be synchronized with the student roster and gradebook in Moodle
  • Students must set up a Turning Account and purchase a license

Getting Started

Intended Audience

Students
Instructors
Researchers
Staff & Departments

Cost

Students purchase a Turning Account license. For some courses, students may need to purchase a clicker (ResponseCard RF) in addition to a license.