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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 one of these versions:
    1. PC - Install
    2. PC - No Install
    3. Mac - No Install
  • Save the file to a specified location.


PC Install - InstallingTurningPoint 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

PC No Install - 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


Mac No Install - Opening the No Install Mac Version of TurningPoint Cloud (DMG File)

The TurningPoint software is downloaded as a DMG file.

  • Double-click the DMG file.
  • Drag and drop the TurningPoint icon to the Applications folder.
    • Note: It is recommended to create an alias and add it to
      the Dock.
  • Double-click TurningPoint.

The No Install version is good for running the program from a portable drive.

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