Point Solutions - First Time Account Creation, Connecting With Canvas and Registering a Device

This article shows how an individual can register their clicker if its needed in their class. It also demonstrates how to associate your account with D2L to ensure grades are transferred.

Before you begin

These instructions will guide you through the process of creating your account, and associating your account with Canvas. Also on this page are instructions to associate a physical clicker to your account, and assign a license to your account.

You only need to register for an account once, but failing to do so may mean your responses will not be recorded as grades in Canvas, which can affect your grade and prevent you from participating in-class.

You must have a license for grades to be saved to Canvas.

Did you accidentally create a second account? Did you not use your UWM email address? Contact Turning Technologies support.

Point Solutions Technical Support - Support center is open Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 7:00pm Eastern | support@turning.com | 1-866-746-3015

Create an account and link it with Canvas

  1. Login to your Canvas account, then click the name of your course in the My Courses list.
  2. Go to Content in your course. You should see a link named "Point Solutions" or something similar. Click that link.
    Is your course missing a link? You can create an account by visiting the Turning Technologies account website. Be aware that if your instructor grades participation, you should notify your instructor that you couldn't find a link within the course.

    Point Solutions Link

  3. Don't have a Turning Technology account? Enter your UWM email address. Then click "Create an account".
    Do you have a Turning Technologies account? Click the Sign In link and enter your password and skip to step 6.

    THis image shows the TUrningPoint login page.

  4. When you enter your email, a verification message will be sent to your UWM email address. Look for the message and click the registration link in the email.

    This image shows the pop-up screen to enter an email to create a turningpoint account.

    This image shows what the verification email from TurningPoint looks like.

  5. Enter the information requested and set a password. It is important to select "Student" as your role.

    This image shows the information needed to create an account.

  6. When prompted, enter your clicker device ID and/or your digital license. Then, click the Finish button.
    Don't own a clicker? Just click the Next button and then the Finish button to go to the dashboard.
  7. Your account should now be created, and associated with Canvas.

Registering a Phyical Device (Device ID)

If you are using a physical clicker, and you did not add a clicker when you created your account, you can assign a Device ID to your account. 

  1. Login to Turning by using your courses Point Solutions link on Canvas, or visit the Turning Technologies account website.
  2. Enter the Clicker ID in the field and click the Add button. Alternatively, you can click on the Purchase Clicker button to purchase your very own clicker. 
  3. You can also download the Point Solutions Mobile Application and sign in to your account within the application. This will automatically register your Mobile ID.

    This image shows the add devices screen on TurningPoint.

Your physical clicker device should now be registered with your Turning account.

Add a license to your Turning account

Adding a digital license will allow your physical device to be used for grades in your course. 

  1. Login to Turning by using your courses Point Solutions Integration link, or visit the Turning Technologies account website.
  2. Navigate to the Subscriptions heading.
  3. Enter the Subscription Code and click on the Redeem button. Alternatively, you can Purchase a Subscription.

    THis image shows the subscriptions on turningpoint and how to link a turningpoint device.

If you have a physical clicker, you can now use it in-class. 

Do you need further help?

Visit the UWM Help Desk for walk-in clicker help in Bolton A225. You can also contact Turning support for further assistance (see contact information and links above).

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Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2016-06-23 15:56 CDTUpdated:2021-09-03 14:56 CDT
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