TurningPoint Resources for Educators | Digital Learning Office
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All users require a Turning account. Faculty must register for a teacher account in order to use Turning for student engagement and assessment in class.
A Turning account can be created directly from WebCampus. That Turning Account Registration Link is available at Account in the global navigation menu on WebCampus. Both educators and students use this link to create their Turning account and connect their WebCampus account to Turning account. The connection between the two accounts allows faculty to transfer student attendance grades in Turning directly to the gradebook in WebCampus.
That Turning Account Registration The link can also be added to the course navigation menu. Go to the settings then click on the in the course navigation Tab Find Turning Account Registration and activate it. Save the settings. The registration link appears in the course menu. This is the same link as under User Account. Instructors and students can use either to create and access their Turning account.
Note: It is important that students register for a Turning account using this registration link on WebCampus. This ensures that their Turning account is connected to WebCampus. If they already have a Turning Account that is not connected to WebCampus, they will need to log into their Turning Account using this link to connect.
Add courses to the Active Course tab.
In order to upload or transfer student survey participation grades to WebCampus, faculty must activate the current courses in the Turning account. To do this, log in to Turning using the registration link on WebCampus. By default you will be redirected to courses Side. Click on that canvas Tab. The first time you access this tab, you will be prompted to authorize Turning to access your courses on Canvas. After completing authorization, you’ll see a list of all the courses in which you have an instructor role. Just notice that published courses appears on the list. Find the courses you want to activate and click on them Add to. Switch to Active Courses and you will see all the courses you have added. A click on the Choose The button takes you to the course, displays the list (and checks students’ subscription status and LMS connection), and creates content for web-based surveys.
Turning has both a web-based survey platform and desktop survey applications. The web-based platform can be accessed through the web portal of the instructor’s Turning account. Content can be created and presented in the course. The participant recordings are stored in the lecturer account and can be exported directly to WebCampus.
The TurningPoint Desktop Application is installed in all smart classrooms. Instructors must download and install the latest version of the TurningPoint Desktop App on their office/PC to create survey questions and manage data. To download the TurningPoint Desktop App, log into your Turning Account web portal. Click the download icon in the top right corner of the page and select the correct version for your computer (PC or Mac).
TurningPoint Desktop App
The TurningPoint Desktop App allows you to use survey questions in a PowerPoint presentation and in addition to any classroom presentation tools (in person or remotely).
Launch the TurningPoint Desktop App and sign in to your Turning account. You will be brought to the TurningPoint Dashboard. There are 3 menu tabs at the top of the dashboard: opinion poll, contentsand Administer, and they are very self-explanatory. On the Poll tab, select a poll function and start the poll; It’s the default tab on the dashboard. That contents On the tab import, create and/or edit the content – polls/quizzes for Anywhere Polling & Self-Paced Polling. That Administer On the tab you import and update the participant list, import session files, manage your survey data, run reports and export the results to WebCampus.
There are 3 survey functions: PowerPoint survey, Everywhere polland Survey at your own pace. PowerPoint survey is most commonly used because the survey is seamlessly integrated with PowerPoint presentations. To add poll/quiz questions to existing PowerPoint presentations, click the PowerPoint Poll tile and Microsoft PowerPoint will open. You’ll notice that TurningPoint has become a tab in PowerPoint (PC version). For Mac users, TurningPoint is a floating bar. There you can insert voting questions between the existing presentation slides. For more information on using PowerPoint Polling, watch the video tutorial on this page or email ODL to schedule a one-on-one training session.
Using the TurningPoint Desktop App in the classroom
The TurningPoint Desktop App (TurningPoint Classic) is installed in all classrooms. You have to sign in to the app every time you use it. You must also enable mobile access for students to join the session and participate in survey activities. Make sure you save the survey data to a flash drive, a network drive, or upload it to your cloud storage. Data will be lost if saved locally (on the classroom computer) with daily system restarts.
Please follow the steps below to use TurningPoint for classroom surveys:
Step 1: Sign in to the computer. Launch the TurningPoint app and sign in to your Turning account.
Step 2: From the TurningPoint Dashboard, click the Enable button below Mobile Answers. Click in the pop-up window start session and the system generates a random session ID. Tell your students the session ID.
Step 3: On the dashboardClick on that PowerPoint survey Tile (or other query function). This will launch Microsoft PowerPoint. Open the PowerPoint presentation file. Start the presentation.
Step 4: When you have finished the presentation/lecture and poll, click Save on computer button under the TurningPoint tab and save the session. Make sure you save the session data to your own flash drive or network drive, or save it to the desktop and then upload it to your cloud storage (e.g. Nevada Box). After that, exit PowerPoint.
(TurningPoint Classic) video tutorials
PowerPoint survey (PC)
Everywhere polling (PC)
PowerPoint Survey (Mac)
Everywhere Polling (Mac)
Video tutorials for web surveys
The Office of Digital Learning offers training on using TurningPoint. For more information, please email ODL or call (775) 682-6798.