Turning Technologies (Clickers)


You may have received an email from Turning Technologies in regards to upgrading to TurningPoint version 8.0.
Note that you should NOT upgrade to this new version. If you do, you will NOT be able to use any of the classroom computers for your clicker slides. We are still testing version 8.0 and have not yet updated the classroom podia. We will provide the UTHSC community with the appropriate information once we determine the schedule to update the classrooms on campus.

  • TurningPoint Cloud (the current version UTHSC is using) is version 7.
  • Turning Technologies has decided to drop the name “Cloud” in version 8.0.
  • Moving forward the software will simply be known as TurningPoint.
  • Presentations created or updated with version 8.0 will not open in 7.
  • There will be no action required from the students. The clickers and licenses will not be affected even when the upgrade eventually takes place.

If you upgraded to the new version, please contact Keedra Smith, ksmit263@uthsc.edu, as soon as possible.

Turning Technologies is the official audience response vendor for UTHSC. TurningPoint audience response system by Turning Technologies integrates 100% into Microsoft PowerPoint and allows audiences and students to participate in presentations or lectures by submitting responses to interactive questions using Clickers and ResponseWare.

Using a TurningPoint audience response system, your PowerPoint presentations become powerful data collection and assessment tools that collect real-time audience responses and dramatically improve productivity and results for your business or educational organization. Author, deliver, assess and report without ever leaving PowerPoint.

  • Engage participants
  • Assess learning
  • Gather data
  • Enhance presentations

Getting Ready for the New Term

Create your Participant lists (Blackboard Instructions | CORE Instructions)

  1. Create a Turning Account
  2. Download TurningPoint Cloud on my computer (PC Instructions | Mac Instructions)
  3. Create your Participant lists (Blackboard Instructions | CORE Instructions)

What must students do prior to the start of class?

  1. Purchase a clicker device which includes a license (aka Bundle). (Click here for a Rebate)
  2. Create a Turning Account. (Blackboard Users | Core Users)

UTHSC Clickers Support

Keedra Smith
Email: ksmit263@uthsc.edu
Phone: (901) 448-1518

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