Student Response System (Classroom Clickers)

TurningPoint/PointSolutions for Instructors

UMD employs TurningPoint/PointsSolutions Software Systems for our Student Response Systems. The Student Response System (SRS) allows instructors to pose questions and gather students' responses during a lecture. Student response systems are also commonly referred to as clickers, classroom response systems, personal response systems, or audience response systems.

Benefits to Instructors

  • User-friendly interface
  • Ability to work with any application
  • Plug and play hardware set-up
  • Available for Smart Phones as well as SRS devices
  • Integrated class lists from Canvas
  • Display of charts and graphs of user answers
  • Scoring Distribution, Statistical, and Percentile reports
  • Ability to merge multiple sessions into one comprehensive report
  • Automatic creation of participant rosters

Getting Started 

To enable Canvas Access to TurningPoint/Echo 360, you must:

  1. Open your Canvas Course.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select Navigation.
  4. Enable "TurningPoint".
  5. Select Save.

A Echo360/TurningPoint Account license is mandatory for each instructor and student participants. Instructor accounts are free. When you click or activate the link, it will bring you to the page with the term PointSolutions/Echo360. Student account licenses are purchased at the UMD Bookstore.  Stand-alone licenses and license/clicker packages are available. 

PointSolutions Software

Create or login to your Turning Account (opens in new window).  It is advised to use your UMD email address to create your Turning Account. To download the PointSolutions software/app, log in to the PointSolutions web portal via


Technical support is available to faculty members directly from Echo360. Students and instructors can reach out to their support team: