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Instructions for Downloading Turning Technologies (Clicker) Software

Here is the link to download the correct version of TurningPoint or TurningPoint Anywhere onto your computer:

http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads/index.cfm?status=2

Before downloading the software, make sure that the “Legacy” tab is selected (highlighted in green) as shown below. If the “Current Release” tab is selected (highlighted in green), you will download software that is not currently compatible with the Blackboard “building block” that we are currently using.

Turning Point Download Screenshot

  • If you are using a PC and using TurningPoint (the program integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint) please download version 4.5.
  • If you are using a Mac and using TurningPoint (the program integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint) please download version 1.2
  • If you are using a PC and using TurningPoint Anywhere (the program where you can poll anywhere) please download version 3.2
  • If you are using a Mac and using TurningPoint Anywhere (the program where you can poll anywhere) please download version 3.1

 

Please note that you must enter your name, e-mail address, phone number and institution (The University of Toledo) to get to the actual download link for the program that you are using.

 

If you have any questions, or need additional assistance, please contact:

Taylor French-Lewis (Turning Technologies Intern)

email: taylor.frenchlewis@rockets.utoledo.edu.

Office: FH 3045A

Office hours are:

  • M&W: 3-5:30 PM
  • T: 10 AM-Noon and 2-4 PM
  • R: Noon-4 PM
  • and by appointment.

Denying Guest Access to Content Areas

If a link was previously set to allow guest access, but you no longer want course guests and the general public to have access to the link, you can deny access to the link. It is recommended to keep the syllabus link available for public access.

To deny guest access to a content link, log into your Blackboard course and locate the link you want to deny guest access to and click on the chevron next to the link. Select Deny Guest Access from the menu.

Guests will no longer be able to access the course.

Step image for denying guest access

For a video tutorial, please visit http://youtu.be/2jdMlGWF0-4


Instructions for uploading your syllabus to Blackboard for public viewing

Save your syllabus in .pdf or word format on your desktop or other place where you can find it later.

Go to Blackboard:  https://blackboard.utdl.edu.

Sign in with your utad name and password.

You should see a list of your courses on the right.

Click on the title of your Fall 2012 course.

Click “Public Area” on the left.

Click “Build Content” and then “File” on the drop down menu.

Next to “Find File” click “Browse My Computer”.

Locate your syllabus file and choose it.

Enter the course number and name in the “Name” field.

Be sure that “yes” is chosen next to “Permit Users to View this Content”.

Click the “Submit” button.


Enabling Public View/Guest Access for Course Files

If instructors have deleted the “public area” link in their course, or wish to make other links available, instructors can follow the instructions below to make a content area in Blackboard available to course guests and the general public.

Enabling Guest Access on a Content Area

These instructions will demonstrate how to make a content area in Blackboard available to course guests and the general public.

To enable guest access, log into your blackboard course, and locate the content area in the course menu you wish to make available to the public. Click the chevron next to the link and choose Permit Guests. All content posted on the link is now publicly available.

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Enabling Guest Access for the Course, Part 1

If you do not have the option to permit guests as shown in the step above, you will need to allow guest access to the course. To allow guest access, go to the control panel, and click on Customization. Select Guest and Observer Access.

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Enabling Guest Access for the Course, Part 2

  1. Locate the item labeled Allow Guests and select Yes.
  2. When you are finished, press Submit.

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You will now be able to specify which content areas you wish to make available to guests.

 

 


FYE Course Sites

The blackboard site for your orientation section should now be available with the template for all orientation courses at UT. All required modules should already be uploaded, along with additional resources and information. Click this link for what is inlcuded in my course and this link for instructions on how to upload optional modules into your section.


Respondus License Update

Our licenses for Respondus and Studymate are purchased on a yearly basis.  Our previous license expired on July 31, 2012.  When users sign into Respondus, they will receive a message informing that their Respondus license has expired.  To continue using Respondus, users will need to update their license code.  The license code can be accessed by logging into Blackboard, and clicking on Faculty Resource Center in the course list. Once in the Faculty Resource Center, click on Software in the left course menu, and click on the folder labeled Respondus.  The new license code is contained in the document labeled Respondus 4 2012 – 2013 License Documentation.  Copy and paste the license key into the provided space on the license dialog box when you first open Respondus.

Our current license is paid through July 31, 2013. Please do not distribute this license key.

Please contact us at utlv@utoledo.edu if you need any assistance with accessing the documentation for Respondus, installing Respondus on your computer, or using Respondus to generate tests or surveys.