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Turning - Instructor Resources

Below is an overview for instructors on Turning and Blackboard.

Getting Started

Instructors must create a Turning account in Blackboard before you are able to use it in the classroom. With a Turning account, instructors can login to the application to start polls, manage session data, and view student responses.

Create an Account

  1. First step is to go to one of your Blackboard courses and go to tools along the left side in the green box 
  2. Scroll down and along the right side you should see a link named Turning Account Registration-NDSU, click that.
  3. It should direct you to enter your NDSU Username and password, this is auto filled based on your NDSU information so it should be correct. Check your email to find the verification.  You will then be able to start teaching.
Note:  Make sure to ALWAYS use your NDSU email when it prompts you for your email

Syncing Course Roster

Note: Blackboard courses must be made available and stay available in order for this process to work.
Follow these instructions each semester you use Turning.
  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Enter any course and make it available
  3. Click Tools / Turning Account Registration
  4. Login to Turning with your Turning Account credentials
  5. Scroll down to "Available Courses" / locate your course for the current term
  6. Click Connect at the bottom of the 'card' for the course(s) you wish to sync - that course will move to the "Current Courses" list at the top of the page
  7. Click View at the bottom of a course 'card' to see the class roster and view each student's Turning Account status

Turning Software Versions

  1. [Link for document 107861 is unavailable at this time.] 
  2. TurningPro Software
  3. TurningPro - Creating Content

Classroom Receiver Channels

By default, Turning clicker devices connect to "Channel 41". A specific channel is assigned to each room to prevent interference with Turning clickers in use in other classrooms. Instructors must change the default channel setting in their Turning application to the designated room channel before starting a clicker session. Students must also change the channel setting on their clicker device to the same channel the instructor's receiver uses in that classroom. Instructors should communicate the channel number to students before students begin responding.

NDSU Bookstore

Contact the NDSU Bookstore to make them aware students in your course require a Turning clicker. Advise your students to purchase a clicker from the NDSU Bookstore. Students can find information about registering their clickers at Turning - Student Resources .

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Keywords:Turning, TP, Turning Account, Account, clickers, clicker, response ware, responseware, polling, instructor resources, instructor resources   Doc ID:101667
Owner:Sharley K.Group:IT Knowledge Base
Created:2020-05-04 10:47 CSTUpdated:2022-01-12 14:44 CST
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