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 TurningPoint on
your own computer and bring it to the classroom. Be sure to include
- 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?
- Download and install TurningPoint after you have created a
Turning Technologies Account.
UBclicks to request a receiver.
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 via their Turning
Technologies Account. Once the student has registered his new
clicker, you can generate a new class list that will recognize the
Are there clickers that I can borrow for a day?
The Center for Educational Innovation 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 $50 - 70 for a new clicker,
less for a used one. Clickers can be purchased from:
How do I edit a participant list?
To edit a participant list from within TurningPoint, check out
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.