Salisbury University is utilizing TurningPoint 8 Software from Turning Technologies. TurningPoint software requires all users (instructors and students) to have a Turning Account and link the account to MyClasses. In addition to the Turning Account, students must also purchase and redeem a Turning Account Subscriptions.
Instructors must complete the Clicker Adoption Form to indicate that they will be using Clickers in your classroom for the upcoming semester. The form MUST be completed every semester to ensure the classroom is “clicker ready” and to ensure that students are aware of the required device/subscription as part of the required course materials.
As the course instructor, once you decide to use clickers as part of your instructional tools, you will start by completing the following initial steps before the start of the semester:
Click each tab to view instructions on how to create and manage Turning Technologies account and add and manage courses and rosters (aka Participant List).
In order to link your MyClasses account with your Turning Technologies Account you must create your account through the registration link in MyClasses. It is also important that you use your SU email address for the registration process.
Click the Authenticate tab to continue and authorize your Turning Account to access your account in MyClasses.
Authenticating your MyClasses account enables you to sync, update, and/or export your courses.
The TurningPoint Web dashboard opens to your Turning Technologies' account.
From the TurningPoint (TP) Web dashboard, you can add and update your current courses and then access these course rosters (aka Participant Lists) using the TurningPoint Desktop App to run and manage session data.
NOTES:  Courses must be “Published” to show under “Available Courses” within TurningPoint.
 You can use the “Search for Course” text box to quickly locate the course to be connected.
Through the MyClasses integration with Turning Technologies Account you can email participants to remind that they need to create an account, register a license or a device.
NOTE: The emails will only go out to those who need the option(s) chosen.
Using the TurningPoint (TP) desktop app, you can use the PowerPoint Polling feature to run a TurningPoint interactive session with polling questions. Then with a click of a button, you can upload the session results to MyClasses. You can also update the class roster (aka Participant List) from the TP desktop app dashboard.
The TurningPoint (TP) desktop app is installed on all classroom computers. You can install the app on your office and/or personal computers.
Enabling Mobile Responses:
If allowed by the course instructor, students can use a web-enabled smart device such as a mobile phone, tablet or laptop as a response device (clicker). Instructor will need to provide students with Mobile Responses Session ID for them to participate, answer clicker questions and receive credit. Students must have a Turning Account and Subscription to be able to use their smart device as a clicker.
Download a printable step-by-step instructions for Enabling Mobile Responses.
Running a TurningPoint Session in-class:
Uploading Grades to MyClasses:
Grades can be uploaded to MyClasses directly from the TurningPoint App Dashboard within the Manage tab.
IMPORTANT: A Turning Technologies Account subscription is mandatory. If a participant does not purchase a subscription, his or her score will show as an asterisk in all TurningPoint Desktop participant reports. Furthermore, his or her score will export as "0" to an Excel workbook and will not be exported to the Gradebook in MyClasses.