• 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.

ResponseWare in Action

Watch Our Classroom Technology in Action!

Discover how Turning Technologies student response solutions support multiple disciplines and enhance pedagogical best practices.


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

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.

faculty faq responseware

What clickers are supported by the University?

The University of Maryland College Park supports the TurningPoint Cloud personal response system in our Technology Classrooms. TurningPoint Cloud shifts TurningPoint functionality to a cloud-based interface tied to a Turning Account. A Turning Account one-year license is issued with new clicker purchases for students. A ResponseWare license is also included with a Turning Account license, so that students can now have both a physical clicker and ResponseWare license for the same price.

clickers faculty faq

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.

clickers faq students

I already have a clicker, why do I have to buy a Turning Account?

The Turning Account is required for use with TurningPoint Cloud, which the campus is upgrading to in Summer 2015. Although you must purchase a Turning Account, Turning Technologies has agreed to offer a rebate for the full purchase price to current students. To get the rebate, go to rebates.turningtechnologies.com and enter Rebate Code Rumcp19.

clickers faq students

I don't know my Turning Account log in information. How do I look it up?

If you used ResponseWare in the past two semesters, you should already have a Turning Account set up with your UMD email address. If you don't remember the password, go to account.turningtechnologies.com and click the link “Forgot your password?”

clickers faculty faq