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Important TurningPoint (Clicker) Software Upgrade Notification

During the break between Spring and Summer Session, Classroom Support Services will upgrade all classroom instructor workstations to TurningPoint 5 (TP5) and Learning Ventures will disable Blackboard integration support for all versions of TurningPoint prior to version 5.x. Therefore, to continue to exchanges data (class lists and polling data) between TP and Blackboard, you will need to upgrade your personal computer(s) to TP5 prior to the start of Summer Semester on May 12, 2014. (See instructions for “Downloading the New TurningPoint 5 Software” below.)

TurningPoint 5 Training Available April 15-17

To assist you with this transition, Turning Technologies representatives will be on campus to offer training sessions for TurningPoint 5 software on April 15th, 16th, and 17th. Separate session will be available for Mac and PC users as well as separate sessions for anyone interested in using TurningPoint 5 Anywhere. To attend one or more of these sessions, please register as soon as possible at https://utdl.edu/DL_training/. (Space in each training session is limited.) Please note that these sessions are
located under the “Classroom Technology” heading and that all sessions are designed for both new and experienced users.

Key Features of TurningPoint 5 (TP5)

  • New “all-in-one” software is available in a single download that provides the same user experience on both the Mac and PC.
  • Available in either an install or no-install version. The install version adds an integrated tab in PowerPoint (PC only) while the
    no-install version uses a floating showbar with PowerPoint (Mac and PC).
  • Enhanced “on-demand” integration in Blackboard Learn allows you to import participant lists and “sync” polling sessions.
  • Includes TurningPoint 5 Anywhere which allows you to poll “on-th-fly” in any environment.

Downloading the New TurningPoint 5 Software

If you are currently using an earlier version of TurningPoint (other than version 5.x), you should not upgrade your desktop software till after the end of the current Spring 2014 Ssemester. Once you decide to upgrade, you can download the free TuringPoint 5 software from the “Turning Technologies Software Downloads” page at http://www.turningtechnologies.com/responsesystemsupport/downloads. Once on this page, simply click on the “TurningPoint 5” link under “Polling Software” and download the version appropriate to your system.

Additional Resource Links for TurningPoint 5

System requirement for TP5 for the PC may be found here:

http://knowledgebase.turningtechnologies.com/page/turningpoint5-pcsystemrequirem

System requirements for TP5 for the Mac are located here:

http://knowledgebase.turningtechnologies.com/page/systemrequirementsforturningpo

“Turning Technologies Clicker Support Resources with Blackboard” for students and instructors are located here:

http://www.turningtechnologies.com/Pages/Support-Resources-LMS-Blackboard

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at UTLV@utoledo.edu or call 419-530-8835.


TurningPoint/Clickers Rep Visiting Campus (2/4 & 2/5)

TurningPoint, PowerPoint Polling, Anywhere Polling, Self-Paced Testing

Learning Ventures’ new TurningPoint (Clickers) Representative, Tom Sheridan, will be spending a full day on campus on Tuesday, February 4, in order to get acclimated with to the department and processes regarding Clickers in the classroom. Tom will be setting aside time that day to visit offices and to answer questions for existing and/or prospective faculty pertaining to the use of Clickers. If faculty cannot meet on Tuesday due to class schedules, meetings, etc., Tom has agreed that he can meet with those faculty by appointment on Wednesday, February 5.  If you are interested in learning more and would like to reserve time to speak with Tom, please contact Tom Sheridan directly at tsheridan@turningtechnologies.com or email Todd Rains in Learning Ventures at Todd.Rains@utoledo.edu.


Exciting news for Turning Technologies response devices or clickers users

A building block (Registration Block in BB9) has been successfully installed on Blackboard last week.  This building block allows you to make clicker registration available to your students in your course site. Follow the instructions below to make the registration tool available to your students.

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Turning Technologies has an intern right here on campus to answer all your questions, solve your problems, and help you use clickers to help promote responsive, active learning in all your courses. Taylor French-Lewis is a sophomore Communications and Marketing student and works directly with Turning Technologies to assist you with your existing clicker assisted courses or to help you turn a course into a clicker-assisted course. Located in the Memorial Field House office 3040D, Taylor is available to assist you Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Wednesdays from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm and by appointment on Mondays and Fridays. Email taylor.frenchlewis@rockets.utoledo.edu  for immediate assistance or to schedule an appointment. Or you can stop in the office, or call 419-530-2149.