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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.

We recommend that you make any necessary edits to clicker grades in the TurningPoint software rather than in the Grade Center of Blackboard.  The reason for this is that sometimes it will be necessary to re-upload grades to Blackboard for a specific session.  This might be because one or more students have corrected their registration and you want to give them points from the sessions prior to them making that correction.  If you made those manual edits in Blackboard, then when you re-upload the grades from the TurningPoint software those edits would be overwritten.  However, if you make the edits in the TurningPoint software then those manual edits will be retained no matter how many times you re-upload the scores.

Important Note: It is always a good idea to keep your sessions backed up in more than one location.  For instance, you have a copy on your receiver, but you should also keep an additional backup of those in some other location like your computer or One Drive.  You can do this by simply copying and pasting your sessions folder to your backup location.

Making Manual Edits

  1. To access clicker software, insert the Turning Technologies USB receiver into your computer’s USB drive. Open the Turning Technologies drive and double-click the TurningPoint application.
  2. Log in with your Turning Account User ID and password.
  3. Click on the Manage tab.
  4. Click the name of the Participant List.
    Click on the name of your participant list
  5. Click Results Manager.
    Click on Results Manager - the fourth option from left to right
  6. Click on the student’s score that you want to change.
    Click on the number for the grade you want to change
  7. Type in the new score.
    Type New Grade
  8. Click on any other cell.
    Example of a manually changed grade
    A black triangle will appear in the upper left corner of the cell that indicates that this score has been manually edited.