About TurningPoint

What is it?

TurningPoint Cloud is an audience response system that allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using a RespondCard RF clicker, NXT, QT or QT 2 clicker, or other mobile or networked device.

TurningPoint Cloud integrates with Microsoft Powerpoint for slide show polling, Respondus for easy assessment creation, and Canvas for recording and tracking student response data.

There are three components to TurningPoint:

  • TurningPoint Cloud polling software, either TurningPoint PowerPoint Polling, TurningPoint Anywhere, or Self Paced Polling, to make presentations interactive.
  • USB receiver that plugs into the presenter's computer to receive information wirelessly from participants
  • RespondCard RF, NXT, QT or QT 2 clicker, ResponseWare (mobile or browser-based software) to enable participants to submit responses

How can I use it?

Audience response technology is a tool that helps facilitate instruction and enhance student learning.

  • Track attendance and participation - even from those quiet, back-of-the-lecture-hall students.
  • Create open discussions that are fueled by students.
  • Gauge student understanding instantly with visual charts in real-time.
  • Provide students review questions that reflect their understanding of course materials.
  • Check reading assignments with short quizzes before class and grade assignments instantly.

Who can use it?

TurningPoint presentation software can be used by all members of the University of Kentucky community.

Respondents may be UK community members or visitors.

Where is it?

TurningPoint Cloud polling software is available for free from Turning Account. The software is pre-installed on instructor computers in classrooms managed by UKIT Audio-Visual Services.

TurningPoint USB receivers are currently installed in more than 40 classrooms on campus. For the most current information, visit Audio Visual Services.

TurningPoint kits containing a USB receiver and up to 60 ResponseCard clickers are available from UKIT Audio-Visual Services for use in classrooms and conference rooms. Kits may be requested by faculty, staff, and TA/GAs only and are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Reservations should be made in advance via our equipment request form. Items may be picked up at the A/V offices located in the Whitehall Classroom Building or at the College of Nursing.


TurningPoint software is available at no charge for presenters. Classroom dongles are provided for free from UKIT, or may be purchased by departments or presenters. Please contact us for more information prior to purchase.

For students:

  • Turning Account - 1 Year $20.99 License only
  • Turning Account - 2 Year $31.50 License only
  • Turning Account - 4 Year $37.00 License only
  • ResponseCard RF LCD & Turning Account – 4 Year $54.99 Device and 4 Year License
  • QT Device & Turning Account - 4 Year $60.99 Device and 4 Year License
  • ResponseWare License (for use of app on mobile device) comes with all Turning Accounts
  • A $20.99 mail-in rebate will be available on all Turning Accounts or 4-Year bundle purchases. Students can find rebate information in their TurningPoint module in Canvas. (This will benefit those students who already have a ResponseCard but need to purchase a Turning Account.)

    Getting Help

    For immediate, on-site support during a class or presentation, call the UKIT Service Desk at 218-HELP (4357) and select the option for Audio/Visual Services. You will need to provide your location to the representative who takes your call.

    For general technical support, call the UKIT Service Desk at 218-HELP (4357) and select the option for Audio/Visual Services, or email helpdesk@uky.edu.

    For instructional support, including best practices for effective educational use, contact the Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (CELT) or the Office of eLearning.

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