Using the TurningPoint Desktop App in the Classroom | Digital Learning Office

The TurningPoint desktop application (TurningPoint Classic) is installed in all classrooms. You will need to log in to the app each time you use it. You must also enable mobile access for students to join the session and participate in survey activities. Be sure to save query data to a flash drive or network drive, or upload it to your cloud storage. Data will be lost if saved locally (on the classroom computer) during the daily system restart.

Please follow the steps below to use TurningPoint to poll in class:

Connect to the computer, launch the TurningPoint app and log in to your Turning account. In the TurningPoint Dashboard, click the To permit button under Mobile responses. In the pop-up window, click Start session to generate a random session ID and share it with your students.

[Figure 1] A screenshot of how to enable mobile responses in the TurningPoint desktop app.

On the Dashboardclick it PowerPoint poll thumbnail (or another query function). This will launch Microsoft PowerPoint. Open the PowerPoint presentation file. Launch the presentation.

When you are done with the presentation/lectures and the survey, click on the Save under the TurningPoint tab and save the session. Be sure to save the session data to your own flash drive or network drive, or save it to cloud storage (such as Nevada Box), then exit PowerPoint.

A screenshot of the TurningPoint tab in PowerPoint.  The Save button is highlighted.

[Figure 2] A screenshot of the TurningPoint tab in PowerPoint. The Save button is highlighted.

Lance B. Holton