What is Turning Point?
Turning Point is a Powerpoint add-on that allows you to integrate real-time polls into your presentations. There are many slide types such as multiple choice, short answer, numeric, true/false, matching, essay and so forth.
Students use https://www.rwpoll.com/ to respond to a polling session.
Why would I use it?
- Instructors use Turning Point to engage students and gauge understanding of topics.
- It allows students that are normally passive to actively participate in class.
- As an instructor you gain valuable feedback through visual reports
How do I get started?
In order to get set up with TurningPoint your first step is to make a request for the software to IT Services using the software request form. Once they process your request, you will receive instructions on installing the software on your computer.
To request the software, please complete this form: https://shared.uoit.ca/shared/department/itsc/Correct-navigation/Resources/Forms/software-form.pdf
Revisiting Use of Real-Time Polling for Learning Transfer
Sheri Stover, Dan Noel, Mindy McNutt, Sharon G. Heilmann
Where do I get help?
The Teaching and Learning Centre can provide training to any UOIT instructors and teaching assistants who use Turning Point.
For any technical issues with Turning Point, the IT Service Desk should be contacted.
TurningPoint is the current polling software licensed to UOIT and supported by the TLC. However, there is a variety of polling software available for use in your classroom. While many have similar functionality there are some that have alternate features you may find useful.
Below you can find a few of the options available to you: