Find answers to some of the most frequently asked questions
How do I use clickers in my class?
- Reserve a classroom
equipped with clicker technology. It will contain the
hardware and software needed to run your presentation.
- Create a presentation using Power Point and the
TurningPoint Plug-in (toolbar). You can download
the TurningPoint 5 software on your own computer and bring it
to the classroom. Be sure to include interactive questions.
- Create your participant list. You can import the
participant list from UBlearns gradebook and import it to
TurningPoint before the start of class.
- Run presentation. Open the presentation in
TurningPoint. The presentation begins when you start the
slide show and collect responses.
- Save session. Be sure to save the presentation on the
TurningPoint tool bar, it will store all your responses from
- Run Reports from classroom session from the TurningPoint
How do I use my own laptop?
Do I need to order clickers?
Yes, you should order them for your class by contacting the University
Bookstore to order clickers.
My student lost his clicker and purchased a replacement.
The student must register the replacement in UBlearns.
Once the student has registered his new clicker, you can generate a
new class list that will recognize the replacement clicker.
Are there clickers that I can borrow for a day?
The Teaching & Learning Center has clickers that you can
borrow for special events or one time usage. Requests for clickers
should be made in increments of 50, up to a maximum of 200.
To submit a request, download the Clicker Equipment Release
Form, fill it out and email it to UBclicks@buffalo.edu.
Where can my students buy their clickers?
Students should expect to pay $40 - $55 for a clicker. Clickers
can be purchased from:
How do my students update their clickers?
Students may need to update their clicker if they have an older
version. The directions
on how to update a clicker are available.
How do I edit a participant list?
To edit a participant list from within TurningPoint, check out
I forgot to attach my participant list.
As long as a session was run on "Auto", a participant list can
be attached to a saved session file by following these steps:
- Start TurningPoint 2008
- Click the Continue Prior Session tab on your
- Select your previously saved session file.
- Load your participant list.
- Save your session as a different filename
I need to change the point values in a saved session.
You can edit point value, remove questions etc from a session by
following the instructions below.
- Select Tools > Session Management > Edit
- Select your session.
From this point you can omit questions, change answers, and
change point values. Save the edited session as a different
filename just in case.
What is the server URL for UBlearns integrations?
The server URL for UBlearns must be typed in correctly in order
to connect to UBlearns and be able to import a participant list and
export session data.
The server URL for UBlearns is https://ublearns.buffalo.edu
TurningPoint AnyWhere isn't showing up over my Keynote presentation. What do I do?
If TurningPoint AnyWhere does not automatically load in front of
a full-screen Keynote presentation, bring the toolbar on top by
following the instructions below:
- Go to Preferences > Slideshow > Allow
- Click to Allow expose.
Once you start your presentation again, TurningPoint AnyWhere
should remain on top.