What is Turning?
TurningPoint from Turning allows instructors to ask participants interactive questions, more commonly known as “clicker questions”, in live sessions. These questions serve a wide variety of functions ranging from tracking attendance and increasing engagement to delivering quizzes, surveys and exams. It allows you to collect responses, feedback and choices from students answering on their mobile devices or a web browser.
Why use it?
Asking questions can promote increased interaction and student engagement, while also allowing you to check understanding of concepts during a class.
How do I ask a clicker question?
There are several ways you can use Turning questions, depending on how you teach.
Turning also have a product called 'TurningWeb' (or more recently known as 'Turning Pro'), in addition to the desktop option above. With this, you can set up and run a polling activity via the TurningPoint website. This can be advantageous if you want to poll in a context outside of a lecture/presentation. For this method you sign into your TurningPoint account from any computer with internet access. Once in your account you can connect to your Blackboard course or create a manual TurningPoint course. From within your course section you can create a course list and begin to add questions. From this same panel you can play/run the session. Students can then respond using their mobile device or laptop computer, by entering a session code you provide.
How can students respond?
Students can respond using the Turning app on a phone, tablet, or accessing the weblink http://ttpoll.eu on any web browser.
Students respond by entering their answer on their individual device. These answers are gathered and compiled into a chart. This chart can be instantly displayed on screen, along with the correct answer choice. This provides both student and instructor with valuable real time feedback.
Turning also run regular webinars. See https://www.turning.com/webinar to sign up to participate.
Read on to find out how you can get setup with using Turning at NUI Galway