TurningPoint - Instructor Resources

Below is an overview for instructors on TurningPoint and Blackboard.

Getting Started

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

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 TurningPoint.
  1. Login to Blackboard
  2. Enter any course and make it available
  3. Click Tools / Turning Account Registration
  4. Login to TurningPoint 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

TurningPoint Software Versions

  1. TurningPoint Desktop Getting Started 
  2. TurningPoint Pure Web Software
  3. TurningPoint Hybrid Web - Creating Content

Classroom Receiver Channels

By default, TurningPoint clicker devices connect to "Channel 41". A specific channel is assigned to each room to prevent interference with TurningPoint clickers in use in other classrooms. Instructors must change the default channel setting in their TurningPoint 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 Technologies clicker. Advise your students to purchase a clicker from the NDSU Bookstore. Students can find information about registering their clickers at TurningPoint - Student Resources .

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