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On May 11th UTB will be switching over to TurningPoint 5.
The new software is easier to use, more intuitive and you only have to do one download to get both TurningPoint Anywhere and TruningPoint. To download TurningPoint 5 Click here. The TurningPoint 5 manuals and training page can be found here.
Workshop on TurningPoint 5
To learn about the new software we have invited Steve Sheely, an Implementation Specialists with Turning Technologies to provide an overview of the new version. Steve will provide information and also answer questions.
When: Thursday, April 4th
Where: 117 MRCH South 1st Floor Conference Room
Time: 3 to 4:30
Register for Responseware
To register your classes on ResponseWare, the app for student's smart phones or iPads, computers and tablets, you need to create a ResponseWare account by contacting:
Once you contact them, you will receive an email with your ResponseWare account login and your password. Click here for the instructions to give students their session ID.
Turning Point Tab Not Showing Up
If you have Microsoft 2010 installed on your computer and the TurningPoint Tab does not show up on your PowerPoint, click here for instructions.
Below find the information you need to get started.
Overview of Clickers This unit will provide information on the various ways in which you might incorporate clickers for: quizzes, tests, attendance, and engaging students in discussion.
|TurningPoint Anywhere This unit will provide information about how to use TurningPoint Anywhere, software you can use during a carefully planned lecture or "on the fly" questions. |
|TurningPoint Turning Point slides are easily incorporated where you want them. You can add new TurningPoint slides to your existing course presentations. or create new presentations. |
|Syllabus Information This unit provides you with they information students need to know where to purchase, register them on Blackboard, and where to get help. You add this information to your syllabus. |
Download the Software to Your Computer Download Turning Point Anywhere or Turning Point software to your computer. Download the one you prefer or both!
|Upload your Grades to Blackboard This unit tells you how to put your grades and data directly onto Backboard. |
Trainings are available on line, one-on-one and in workshops. Click here to go to the Turning Point website to access the online tutorials. To set up an appointment for one on one consultation, contact Betsy Price.
If you would like someone to assist you the first time you use it in your class, email Betsy Price or call 882-7334.
Contact Betsy Price for a list of faculty who are using clickers.
UTB Instructional Technology - Trouble shooting students registering, uploading grades to Blackboard, contact Francisco Garcia in Distance Education.
Classroom Computer Support
HELP desk firstname.lastname@example.org (956) 882-HELP (4357)
Turning Technologies Representative
To contact our representative with questions or concerns email Bill Joyce or call by phone toll-free at: 1-866-746-3015.
Research at UTB
We are developing a Community of Practice for research in the positive affects of using clickers in the classroom. Share your best (and worst) practices using clickers and evidence of student increase learning or positive attitude as a result of using clickers. As a group we will publish our findings to share with other college faculty. Join our discussion group on clickers.
Resources to learn how clickers are used in higher education:Using Clickers in the Classroom
Bill James from the University of Georgia provides a brief description of some approaches to using clickers in a college classroom.
How to Use Clickers Effectively useful hints on how to frame questions that inspire discussion in your classroom.
The Research. Do Clickers Help Students Learn?
Best Practices from the University of Milwaukee Faculty.
Dr. Eric Mazur from the Physics Department at Harvard University, has developed the Peer Instruction methodology. He uses our clicker system with TurningPoint AnyWhere to great effect. Click here for additional information:
Peer Instruction is just one of ten different teaching methods that can be used with TurningPoint. Here is a list of others: Active Learning, Agile Teaching, Assessment for Learning, Engagement, Gaming, Immediate Feedback, Motivation, Positive Reinforcement as well as other learning styles. Click here for more information.