Turning Point Cloud - Faculty Resources

The UT Dallas eLearning team provides on-campus training and support services for faculty on Turning Point Cloud. This includes initial setup, training, classroom demos and troubleshooting.

First semester of use

Step 1: Sign Up (first time users only)

Faculty using Turning Point Cloud for the first time must sign up with UT Dallas eLearning. Please use the form below:


We will schedule a meeting to complete your setup process, which includes: Downloading the Software, Providing an Instructor Kit - handbook, wireless receiver, RFLCD clicker and presenter card, Creating your Turning Instructor Account, Importing your class roster into Turning Point Cloud, Training you on using the software in class and Q & A.

If you would like to try the setup yourself, here are the instructions.

Important! Faculty using Turning Point 5, must transition to Turning Point Cloud, as Turning Point 5 is no longer supported. Please use the same link above to sign up for Turning Point Cloud. In this case, we will upgrade your hardware/ software to the Cloud version, and bring you up to speed with the changes.

Signing up is a one-time activity. Once you have your Turning Account, Instructor Kit, and you are trained in the use of the software, for subsequent semesters, you can directly skip to Step 2 .

Every Semester

Step 2: Update your syllabus

Update your syllabus to include the Turning Point Cloud requirement, to help students prepare for the course. Here are some suggested wordings. We recommend putting it alongside Textbook Information.

Step 3: Inform the UTD Bookstore

Inform the Bookstore that your course requires the use of Turning Point Cloud, so that they can stock the Turning Licenses and RFLCD Clickers for your students. For any questions, email the UTD Bookstore.

Step 4: Provide Instructions to Students on Turning Registration

Add the Turning Registration Link to your course menu, within eLearning. Here's how.

When class starts, provide instructions to your students on creating their Turning Accounts, linking their account to your course, and associating their polling devices to their account. Here are the instructions.

We strongly recommend taking students through the Turning Registration process in class, instead of having them do it on their own. Our pilot experience showed that a face-to-face session helped students better identify what they were missing.

Step 5: Use Turning Point Cloud in Class

Once steps 1 through 4 are complete, you can start using Turning Point Polling in class.

User Guides and Tutorials for Faculty

  • Setup

    Getting Started with Turning Point Cloud - Handout
    Creating a Turning Instructor Account - Video
    User Guides - Handout for MAC | Handout for PC
    How to Sync your roster with Turning Point Cloud - Handout | Video
    How to Update your participant list and export results to eLearning - Video
    How to Import Grades from a Polling Session into eLearning - Handout

  • Student Communications

    Suggested Syllabus wording - Handout
    Student Instructions: Turning Registration - Handout
    Student Instructions: Polling with Responseware (Mobile Devices) - Handout
    Student Instructions: Polling with RFLCD Clickers - Handout

  • Polling (Videos)

  • PowerPoint Polling - Building your Presentation - PC | MAC
    PowerPoint Polling - Running the Presentation - PC | MAC
    PowerPoint Polling - Generating Polling Reports - PC | MAC
    Anywhere Polling - Running a Quick Poll - Video
  • Anywhere Polling - Editing a Session - Video
    Anywhere Polling - Generating Polling Reports - Video

Training Resources for faculty

Instructor Led Webinars by Turning Technologies - Click here to Register
Face to face Training by UT Dallas eLearning - Click here to Request a Session
Video Tutorials - Click here to View

Technical Support for faculty

Turning Technologies:
Call Toll Free: 866-746-3015
8 am to 9 pm EST,
Monday through Friday
Email: [email protected]

UT Dallas eLearning:
Email: [email protected]



Page last updated on May 23, 2017 .

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