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PointSolutions (TurningPoint) - Preparing Your Students

This KB article provides instructors with a step-by-step guide on integrating PointSolutions clickers into their Canvas courses for better student engagement and grading. It covers how to add external tool links for Point Solutions in Canvas, the importance of frequently exporting session data, sharing helpful resources with students, and where students can seek technical support or set-up information.

Add a Point Solutions Cloud link to your course

In order for student clicker data to be recorded and imported to D2L or Canvas grade tools, students must visit their Point Solutions account at least once through a course external tool link. For your student's convenience, follow these instructions to add a link to your Canvas course.

  • Point Solutions Clickers - How to add Point Solutions to your course in Canvas

Export session data into your courses grades frequently

Export the clicker session data into your courses grade tool frequently. This will allow students to verify their participation is being counted.

Help your students use clickers by sharing resources

Add these resources to your course, an email, your syllabus or directly to your PowerPoint presentation. 

Tell students where to go for help

Send students an email with purchasing and set-up information

Consider composing an email with the following information before the start of class.

  • Notify the students that Point Solutions clickers will be used
  • The items to purchase. Are you allowing students to use Point Solutions apps on their device, or will you require a physical device + a license?
  • Direct students to the UWM Virtual Bookstore to ensure financial aid may be used.
  • Instruct students to click the Point Solutions Clicker link in your course to register or login. If a student already has a Point Solutions account, there is no need to make a new account.


KeywordsPointSolutions, Canvas, student engagement, grading, external tool link, export session data, resources, technical support, set-up information, LMS Student Registration, clickers, FAQs, Training Videos, Webinars, Echo360 Technical Support, UWM Virtual Bookstore, financial aid   Doc ID85404
OwnerDavid D.GroupCETL
Created2018-08-31 21:00:48Updated2023-11-01 09:58:27
SitesUW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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