In order to use the TurningPoint audience response system in your class, you will need to first download and install the TurningPoint software by navigating to the relevant network file folder and double-clickign the installer file. Note that since these files are on the Ross network, these locations will only be accessible if you are connected to the Ross domain and have access to the R: drive.
Windows: R:\Software\swdist\TurningPoint\TurningPoint for Windows
Mac: R:\Software\swdist\TurningPoint\TurningPoint for Mac (Office 2004 Only)
Once you have installed the software, the TurningPoint plugin will be added to PowerPoint whenever you run the TurningPoint software application.
Open TurningPoint from the desktop icon or the Start menu. TurningPoint will automatically open PowerPoint with the TurningPoint toolbar accessible.
NOTE: The TurningPoint tab is not available if you just open PowerPoint. You must launch TurningPoint, which in turn will open the PowerPoint application.
If you are editing an existing presentation, open it from the Office Button.
Click "Insert Slide" to create a slide that enables audience responses.
Chart-based slides give you the flexibility of choosing between survey or multiple choice questions. requiring a correct answer. You can also choose which type of chart you would like to use to show the responses.
Create a competition slide by adding Leader Boards or a Team Assignment slide.
There are also preformatted Boolean slides for yes or no questions.
On the new slide, enter your question in the title field at the top.
Next enter the possible answers/choices, hitting "Enter" for each new entry. You are allowed up to 10 possible answers.
Enhance your slide by inserting objects:
- Change your chart type and apply animation
- Display a response timer or a counter showing the number of received responses
- Display the correct answer before continuing to the next slide
From the TaskPane on the right side of the screen, set the correct answer, and optionally the incorrect answers. For a survey-type question, keep the values as "no value."
Create participant lists to choose from when running your presentation. If you already have a list, you can import it. Otherwise, you can use the Wizard to create your list.
Be sure to save your presentation from the PowerPoint Quick Access toolbar or the Office Button. If you forget, TurningPoint will prompt you when you close the file.