• Could Based Update to TurningPoint Polling Software​TurningPoint Cloud has been installed in all Technology Classrooms on campus and is now the standard version for clickers supported at University of Maryland.  The functionality of


Faculty: Turning Account/TurningPoint Cloud - Setting Up an "Offline Password"

To use TurningPoint Cloud when you are not connected to the internet, you must set up an offline password. In order to set up an offline password, you must be connected to the Internet. Access Turning Technologies’ instructions for setting up an offline password.

When signed in to TurningPoint Cloud offline, online features (ResponseWare and Integrations) will not be available. Additional questions can be directed to the customer support team at support@turningtechnologies.com or at 866.746.3015.

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New Features for Faculty

Every Instructor who uses TurningPoint Cloud must have a Turning Account (if you used ResponseWare in 2014-15, you should already have one).  Create your free Instructor account at account.turningtechnologies.com.

For more information, click on the Getting Started page under the Faculty section of this web site.  Every student who uses a clicker or ResponseWare also must have a Turning Account, and register that account with ELMS. 

Please direct your students to the Student section of this web site for more information.

New Features for Students

Every student who uses a clicker or ResponseWare must have a Turning Account, beginning with Summer Session I.  The Turning Account is included with the Clicker + ResponseWare bundle now offered at the Bookstore and at the Turning Technologies Online Store. 

Current students who already own a clicker will need to purchase a Turning Account for $19.99 from the Online Store, but can use the rebate offer to receive the full amount back, so that there is no additional cost to current students as we transition to this new version of the TurningPoint software.

For more information on purchasing and receiving the rebate, please click on Student> Getting Started at the top of this page.

Top FAQs

Why can't I log in with my phone?

Although the ResponseWare app is free to download from the Apple Store and Google Play, you will still need to purchase a Turning Account to use the mobile device option to respond to polls in class.

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What is ResponseWare?

ResponseWare allows students to respond to your polling session using their web enabled device (smartphone, laptop, iPad, etc.). More information is available in the ResponseWare page of the Faculty section of this web site. When you log into ResponseWare from the TurningPoint Cloud dashboard,  you can set up a customized Session ID for these students to log in to your sessions. More information can be found at the Turning Technologies web site and by downloading the “Quick Start Users Guide for ResponseWare” from our User Guides page.

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Where can I get help with my Turning Account?

Contact Turning Technologies at 866.746.3015 or via email at support@turningtechnologies.com. You can also view and download the Student Account Registration Guide for more information.

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How do I create a Turning Account?

Turning Accounts are free for Instructors and are easy to set up. Simply go to account.turningtechnologies.com and click on “Create Account.” Fill in your email address and click “Next,” and then look for the verification email in your email inbox.

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Do clicker registrations in ELMS carry over from term to term?

Going forward, yes, but beginning with Summer Session I, all students will need to have a Turning Account in addition to their clicker. (Students who currently have a valid ResponseWare license will still need to register their license again, although they do not need to purchase another account if their license is still valid.) Direct all your students to the “Register” link on this web site, where they can register and check their Device registrations. Thereafter, clickers registered in a previous term remain in the system and can be used for the next term.

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