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TurningPoint Student Response System - "Clickers"

Getting Started with TurningPoint Cloud

All instructors using TurningPoint will need to have a USB receiver with TurningPoint Cloud for the Fall 2016 semester. There are a few things you can do to prepare for this change.

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To Do Before Fall 2016 Semester

  • Contact help@syr.edu to trade in your old TurningPoint USB receiver for a new one. The new USB receiver will have TurningPoint Cloud loaded on it.

  • If you do not already have one, create a Turning Account. All instructors must have a Turning Account to use TurningPoint Cloud.

  • If your students will be using clickers in your class(es), contact the SU Bookstore with the approximate number of students and the type of clicker you require.

Engagement is the Goal!

Student Response Systems or "Clickers" are used to engage students in presentations by allowing them to respond to questions and interact with the content through the use of a remote keypad. Whether it's to gauge the comprehension in the classroom, take a poll, or review for an upcoming assessment, clicker technology can be used in any number of creative ways.

System Requirements

For PC:

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8.1, or 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Local Installation of Microsoft Office® 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016 (32 or 64 bit) (for PowerPoint® Polling and viewing exported reports in Excel)
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5 SP1
  • Intel or AMD 2 GHz processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • 1024x768 at 32-bit color or higher resolution, up to 150% DPI (up to 125% for PowerPoint Polling recommended)
  • Standard USB 2.0 port (for USB-based hardware devices)
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card
  • An active internet connection for initial Turning Account authentication, ResponseWare usage, and use of Cloud features
  • Adobe® Flash® Player (for Animated 2D/3D charts)
  • Adobe® Acrobat Reader (for printing and viewing the help options)
  • Java™ 7 Runtime Environment or later (for importing RTF, DOC, DOCX and QTI documents and exporting reports to Excel and CSV)

For Mac:

  • Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
  • Microsoft Office® 2011 or 2016 (for PowerPoint® Polling and viewing exported reports in Excel)
  • Intel processor 2GHz or higher
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • Standard USB 2.0 port (for USB-based hardware devices)
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card
  • An active internet connection (for initial Turning Account authentication, ResponseWare usage, and use of Cloud features)
  • Java™ 8 Runtime Environment or later (for importing RTF, DOC, DOCX and QTI documents and exporting reports to Excel and CSV)
  • Java™ Developer Kit (JDK) as a separate download/installation when running on OS X 10.10