• TurningPoint Cloud has been installed in all Technology Classrooms on campus and is now the standard version for clickers supported at University of Maryland.  The functionality of TurningPoint Cloud will be much the same as previous versions, with 2 notable improvements: (1) increased security of session files, and (2) restructured student device registration.


Faculty: Turning Account/TurningPoint Cloud - Setting Up an "Offline Password"

To use TurningPoint Cloud when you are not connected to the internet, you must set up an offline password. In order to set up an offline password, you must be connected to the Internet. Access Turning Technologies’ instructions for setting up an offline password.

When signed in to TurningPoint Cloud offline, online features (ResponseWare and Integrations) will not be available. Additional questions can be directed to the customer support team at support@turningtechnologies.com or at 866.746.3015.

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New Features for Faculty

Every Instructor who uses TurningPoint Cloud must have a Turning Account (if you used ResponseWare in 2014-15, you should already have one).  Create your free Instructor account at account.turningtechnologies.com.

For more information, click on the Getting Started page under the Faculty section of this web site.  Every student who uses a clicker or ResponseWare also must have a Turning Account, and register that account with ELMS. 

Please direct your students to the Student section of this web site for more information.

New Features for Students

Every student who uses a clicker or ResponseWare must have a Turning Account, beginning with Summer Session I.  The Turning Account is included with the Clicker + ResponseWare bundle now offered at the Bookstore and at the Turning Technologies Online Store. 

Current students who already own a clicker will need to purchase a Turning Account for $19.99 from the Online Store, but can use the rebate offer to receive the full amount back, so that there is no additional cost to current students as we transition to this new version of the TurningPoint software.

For more information on purchasing and receiving the rebate, please click on Student> Getting Started at the top of this page.

Top FAQs

How do I change the channel?

Press the channel button, enter the number of the channel you want to switch to, and then press channel again. If it switches successfully, the light will glow green for a moment and whenever you press a button to respond the channel number will be displayed on the top of the screen in a small font. On older clickers that don’t have screens, the channel button may instead be called GO. (Note: if the channel is one digit, enter a 0 first. For example, for channel 3 enter 03.)

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How do I know if my students have registered?

After you upload your Participant List into TurningPoint Cloud, you will notice a new column in the Roster view, called “License Status.” Students who have registered their Turning Accounts will be listed as “Active,” and those who do not have a registered Turning Account will be listed as “inactive.”

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How do I log in to ResponseWare?

ResponseWare can be used with the free ResponseWare app, or through any browser. To use a browser, go to ResponseWare.com and enter the Session ID provided by your instructor. To use the ResponseWare app, launch the app, and go to the “menu” icon in the upper lefthand corner of the screen. Sign in to your account, and then enter the Session ID provided by your instructor.

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Do I need to ask the book store to order clickers for my class?

You should include the “Turning Technologies RF-LCD" with the normal textbook list you give to the book store if you plan on using clickers in your class. This ensures that the bookstore will have enough inventory for students who need to purchase one, if they do not already own one.

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Where can I get help with my Turning Account?

Contact Turning Technologies at 866.746.3015 or via email at support@turningtechnologies.com. You can also view and download the Student Account Registration Guide for more information.

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