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Getting Started with UBclicks

Learn what's new in TurningPoint Cloud and about preparing to use clickers in the classroom, clicker models and clicker-ready classrooms.

UB will be transitioning to Turning Technologies latest software release - TurningPoint Cloud for the Fall 2015 Term.

What’s New in TurningPoint Cloud?

Turning Account

TurningPoint Cloud requires instructors to sign in to protect participant and session data privacy. Instructors sign in to TurningPoint Cloud with their own Username and password, which stores a unique repository of data specific to the individual - including sessions, participant lists and backup information.

Participant (Student) Account

Students are required to have a Turning Account (Username and password) to register their response device(s). In addition to the Turning Account, participants are required to obtain a Turning Account license.


  • Participant list and session file encryption unique to each instructor's Turning Account
  • Local storage of encrypted Turning Account information for offline authentication and sign in (requires initial online authentication for storage)
  • Separate instructor file access preventing instructors from exposure to other users participant and session files
  • Optional ability to export and share participant lists and session files via password protection

Reporting Enhancements

  • New Team Points Report displays team scores by either question or team member
  • New Demographic Comparison Report compares multiple demographic filters on the same report for all questions asked in a single session
  • Easily copy data directly from the reports window and paste into other formats
  • Simultaneously export different session reports to Excel
  • Display all responses for Short Answer and Numeric Response questions in the Results by Question report

Support for New Turning Technologies Response Options

  • QT Device
  • ResponseWare 2.0
  • ResponseWare 2.0 and ResponseCard bundle, allowing the merging of response data from multiple devices used by the same participant in one session

Real-Time Registration option to permanently save Device IDs to participant list

Enhanced Messaging interface between instructor and participants (Anywhere and PowerPoint Polling), enabling back-channel chat capabilities when used with ResponseWare

Convert ExamView tests and CPS export files to TurningPoint Cloud question lists

“New Session” has been removed from the default session file name. Session files now save with only the file name time stamp.

Embedded Slide Preferences Pane in the PowerPoint Polling environment

DPI support up to 150%


Clickers are an interactive tool that can be useful for increasing student participation and rapidly assessing student understanding in class.
There are several models of clickers in use at UB.
A number of classrooms at UB are set up to use clickers.

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