TurningPoint Clickers - Frequently Asked Questions for Students
This is a list of frequently asked questions related to TurningPoint clickers.
Question: I used clickers before. Do I need to register a new account for each course?
Answer: You do not, and you should not. If you have, don't worry. Turning Technologies can help you straighten things out. Contact Turning Technologies support and request for your accounts to be merged. Be sure to use your UWM email address for your account or you may experience technical problems.
Question: Do I need to click the TurningPoint account link in each of my classes for my responses to be counted?
Answer: If you have multiple classes that are using TurningPoint, you only need to go to TurningPoint in one course. Your responses in other courses will be counted.
Previously owned clickers
Question: I already own a TurningPoint clicker from a previous course, do I need to buy a license?
Answer: That depends. If you purchased a multi-semester or multi-year license, you may not need to purchase a new one. Login to your Turning Technologies account to see whether your license is still valid. If that license has expired, you will need to buy a new one. In your D2L course, click the Order Textbooks icon or visit the UWM Virtual Bookstore website to purchase a new license for your course.
Responses aren't being counted
Question: I have a TurningPoint clicker, have a TurningPoint account and a license, why are my responses not being counted in D2L?
Answer: Be sure to register your clicker Device ID in your Turning Technologies account. You should also ensure that you have registered your Turning Technologies account through the correct link in your D2L course.
Clickers from other companies
Question: I have an iClicker, a Top Hat clicker or some other clicker that isn't from Turning Technologies. Can I use that?
Answer: Unfortunately, because the clicker is not from Turning Technologies, it won't be compatible with your instructor's activities, or the classroom. Check out the student guide to clickers for more information about what you will need to get started.
How to buy a clicker
Question: Where can I buy a clicker for my class?
Answer: Purchase a TurningPoint clicker from the UWM Virtual Bookstore. Important: Consult with your instructor to find out what clicker type is required for your course.
Are there alternatives?
Question: Are there alternatives to purchasing a physical TurningPoint clicker?
Answer: There might be. Check with your instructor to find out if they allow the use of ResponseWare in your class. ResponseWare is a web-based "virtual clicker" that can be used on your phone, tablet or laptop computer. If they do, you can purchase a digital license.
Switching from ResponseWare to a physical clicker
Question: I already have a Turning Technologies account and an active digital license to use ResponseWare. My instructor wants me to use a physical clicker instead. Do I have to buy a new clicker and license?