TurningPoint (also called PointSolutions)
TurningPoint (PointSolutions), provided by ECHO360, is an engagement and assessment solution that supports student interaction and participation in real-time using a clicker or mobile device.
To use PointSolutions, students have to set up a PointSolutions Account and purchase a license, whether a clicker or a mobile device is used as a response device. Instructor accounts are free, student account licenses are purchased at the UMD Bookstore.
Instructors can contact the ITSS UMD to get a receiver to try out, and get assistance on setting things up in Canvas. Your questions regarding clickers will be triaged to the Academic Technology team who can assist you.
- In-class polling
- Results viewable immediately
- Questions can be prepared in advance or in real time
- Responses can be anonymous or identifiable
- Responses can be synchronized with the student roster and gradebook in Canvas
- Students must set up a Turning Account and purchase a license
Create a Point Solutions Account
Create or login to your Turning Account (opens in new window). A Turning Account license is needed for each instructor and student participant whether a clicker or a mobile device is used as a response device. Instructor accounts are free, student account licenses are purchased at the UMD Bookstore. Stand-alone licenses and license/clicker packages are available.
TurningPoint/PointSolution has been implemented into UMN Canvas. If a course is using Turning Point Clickers, you will see a link in your Canvas course in the left hand navigation. TurningPoint. When you click or activate the link, it will bring you to the page with the term PointSolutions, Echo360.
Technical support is available to faculty members directly from the Student Response System vendor, Turning Technologies, now also called Echo360. Students and instructors can reach out to their support team:
- Days and Hours: Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. (EST)
- Phone: (330) 746-3015
- Submit a ticket: Echo360 Contact Support