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Turning Accounts and Software for Faculty

A Turning Account is a unique identifier that is used to tie together all software accounts and response devices. A Turning Account is free for instructors and required for use with TurningPoint Cloud and ResponseWare.

Creating a Turning Account

  • Login to UBlearns select Turning Account Registration from the Tools area of any class site.
  • Click Create Account.
    • The Sign Up page is displayed.
  • Enter your email address and click Next.
    •  A verification email will be sent to the email address you provide.
  • Check your email and click the link to verify your Turning Account.
  • Enter all required fields as noted by the asterisks on the Profile page.
    •  a From the Role drop-down menu, select Instructor.
  • Select the box labeled I accept the


Downloading TurningPoint Cloud

The TurningPoint Cloud software is accessible through the Turning Account website.

  • Go to and sign in to your Turning Account.
  • Select Downloads from the left menu.
  • Below TurningPoint Cloud, select the PC Install/No Install version.
  • Save the file to a specified location.


Opening the No Install PC Version of TurningPoint Cloud (Zipped File)

The zipped file must be extracted before TurningPoint Cloud can be opened.

  • Double-click the downloaded ZIP file.
  • Select the desired folder location and click Unzip.
  • Open the unzipped folder and double-click TurningPoint Cloud.exe


Installing TurningPoint Cloud (EXE File)

The Extraction Wizard will install the software onto your computer if the “install” version of TurningPoint Cloud was selected from the Turning Account website.

  • Double-click the downloaded setup file.
  • Click Next.
    • A window opens and displays the license agreement. Read the End User License Agreement (EULA) or click the Print button to send the EULA to a printer.
    • Select the radio button labeled I accept the terms in the license agreement if you accept the terms.
  • Click Next.
  • Verify the install location.
    • Optionally, select the box labeled Open PowerPoint Polling add-in every time PowerPoint is launched. If selected, the TurningPoint Cloud add-in will open with PowerPoint each time PowerPoint is opened independent of TurningPoint Cloud.
  • Click Next.
  • Click Install.
    • The computer installs TurningPoint Cloud and displays the Finish button on the page when the process is complete.
  • Click Finish.
  • Select the Launch TurningPoint Cloud checkbox to immediately open

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