TurningPoint is an interactive learning tool that can be used to increase student engagement during class. It can be used in live, face-to-face classes as well as live online classes. Using Turning point, instructors can pose questions at any time and students can respond using a smart-phone or computer. TurningPoint helps to promote active listening and recall among students and provides both students and instructors real-time feedback regarding student understanding and learning.
Tools like TurningPoint allow Instructors to pose questions to students "live" during class (face-to-face or online) and to receive responses from students in real time. This can help:
If this is your first time using TurningPoint, you need to create a TurningPoint "instructor account" and link it to your ACPHS Canvas Account. Watch this short video for instructions.
After you setup your TurningPoint "instructor account", download the TurningPoint Desktop App.
There are three ways to conduct polling with your students:
Watch these 2-3 minute TurningPoint video tutorials to get started!
And check the ACPHS Faculty Resource List to see if there's someone with TurningPoint experience who might give you a hand.
Looking to incorporate more student interaction in your course?
TurningPoint “polling software” can help increase student interaction and engagement in both in-person and online classes. It can also provide you with valuable real-time insight into students’ understanding of key points.
In this webinar we will demonstrate how TurningPoint works, show you how to incorporate a TurningPoint polls/questions in a PowerPoint deck, and show you how to integrate TurningPoint with your Canvas Course.
This video explains to students how to setup a new TurningPoint account. It includes three steps:
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