Getting Started with TurningPoint


This document is for instructors. If you are a student, please see our Student Information Guide.

After you've reviewed our general information about TurningPoint, here are some tips for working with the audience response system.

Testing Clickers Before Use

  • Go to the TurningPoint Toolbar in PowerPoint
  • Select Receiver
  • Click the Test tab
  • Press any number/letter button (data should appear for each clicker tested)

Changing the Channel on the Receiver

  • Go to the TurningPoint Cloud Dashboard
  • Click the number under "Receiver"
  • Click the channel number on the Receiver line to get the drop down list
  • Select the desired channel by scrolling

Canvas Integration

Import the Turning Account Registration module from Canvas Commons.

  • Login to Canvas
  • Click “Commons” in the global navigation. (If this is your first time accessing Commons, click the Authorize button to connect your Canvas account with Commons.)
  • Search for TurningPoint.
  • Click on the shared resource “Turning Account Registration.”
  • Select the appropriate courses and then click the green "Import into Course" button.
    Within minutes the tool will now be found within Modules in your course(s).

    Remember, the server address is:

    Resource Guides

  • TurningPoint Information and Specs
  • User Guides and Online Training Courses
  • Getting Started
  • Training and Enrichment Opportunities

  • Higher Education Case Studies - best practices for using audience response systems for education