About TurningPoint Clickers, and Where to Get Help

This article describes how students and instructors can obtain support for TurningPoint Clickers, and TurningPoint software.

What Is TurningPoint?

TurningPoint is a student response solution that enables students to participate real-time in lesson-relevant activities. TP helps support numerous research-based learning theories

TurningPoint as a learning tool is comprised of three components

Accessing TurningPoint

Students are required to purchase a subscription code to participate in class. This purchase gives students the ability to participate in class via the TurningPoint Mobile app (formerly ResponseWare) using smart phones or via any web enabled device by visiting responseware.com. Instructors who may be opposed to allowing smart phones in their classes can require students to purchase a clicker in addition to the subscription. Turning Technologies products are distributed through the UWM Virtual Bookstore. Costs typically range from $20 to $80 which grants use from 1 semester to 4 years. Once purchased, students register to use TurningPoint for a course via a link in their D2L or Canvas courses navigation, or a link elsewhere in the course. 

Instructors may decide to use TurningPoint in their course at no cost to the instructor. UWM Classroom Support will ensure your classroom is equipped for use with clickers.

How Do Instructors Add TurningPoint to Courses?

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  1. Instructors should go to the course they intend to use TurningPoint with.
  2. Click the Edtech Apps link in the course navigation bar.
  3. Click the TurningPoint Cloud Clickers link.
  4. Click the checkbox labeled "Request this tool for my D2L@UWM course"
  5. Read and complete the form.

The instructor will receive a receipt with getting started resources and support information. UWM Classroom Services will be automatically notified of the request, and will let the instructor know when work is done to enable the noted classroom.

Canvas

Email clicker-admins@uwm.edu with the following information:
Your information will be shared with TurningPoint and Classroom Services to ensure your room is ready, and you are included in communications.

How to Get Help with TurningPoint

Addressing Accessibility Concerns

If students or staff have issues or concerns with using TurningPoint, clicker devices or TurningPoint Mobile, visit the Turning Technologies Contact page and complete the contact form.