NOTE: Echo360® purchased TurningPoint and rebranded it as PointSolutions.
PointSolutions (formerly TurningPoint) is a personal response system where students use devices--called "clickers"--to answer questions in the classroom. Nowadays, most students prefer to use the PointSolutions app on their smartphones, but the principle is the same. Instructors display questions to students via PowerPoint Polling or Anywhere Polling and students "click in" their responses. The results are then shown to the students. This is an excellent tool for checking student understanding and stimulating discussion in the classroom.
Before you can use PointSolutions (formerly TurningPoint) as a student, you will need to create a Point Solutions account using the steps below:
There are various options to purchase the physical clicker and/or license. The S&T Store has a selection of clickers with a license available. You can also purchase a license for PointSolutions directly from your Profile page in your PointSolutions Account. Pricing options vary, so please check the S&T Store and PointSolutions for current pricing.
Lost clickers are often turned into the local academic department in the building they are lost in. After a few days, they are turned over to the Missouri S&T Police (573-341-4300). Replacement clickers can be purchased from the S&T Store. You will have to re-register your clicker in the LMS and notify your instructor(s) of your new Device ID.
If you find a clicker that doesn't belong to you, you can also turn it in to the Missouri S&T Police or the local academic department in the building in which you find the clicker.
Before you can use PointSolutions (formerly TurningPoint as an instructor, you will first need to create an account.
In order to really use PointSolutions, you will need to link PointSolutions with Canvas so that PointSolutions can pass the clicker points students earn during a session directly to the Canvas Gradebook.
NOTE: The Rosters in PointSolutions are updated automatically overnight, but you can manually update a Roster as follows: