As of the Summer 2018 semester, we are transitioning from TurningPoint Cloud to TurningPoint 8. This comes with some exciting new features, but also requires just a little bit of extra preparation to get started.
At times it may be necessary to re-add a Tools area link that has been removed from your course. This article will tell you how to do that.
Is your TurningPoint running slowly? It could be that your PowerPoints are being embedded in your session files. If your PowerPoint files are very large that can bring your software to a crawl.
At times it will be necessary to update the firmware of your receiver. These are the instructions for completing the update.
To prevent interference, individual classrooms on campus have been assigned unique clicker channels.
It may sometimes be necessary to manually edit a student’s grades. This could be because they forgot their clicker and you allowed them to take their quiz or on paper or because of some other set of extenuating circumstances. It’s important to manually edit these scores within the TurningPoint software itself as opposed to inside of Blackboard to prevent the changes you make being overwritten.
While the Mac and PC versions of TurningPoint are very similar, there are a few little quirks you need to know if you will be creating your presentation on Mac and then presenting it on a PC.
Cash Acrey has found an excellent way of discouraging students from bringing their classmates clickers to class to answer for them or asking a classmate to do the same for them.
Instructors who would like to try out clickers before committing to using them in their classes can check out the clicker demo kit. Additionally, groups on campus can also check them out for use in their meetings.