Here is a quick overview of some discoveries and workarounds that we have found with TurningPoint Cloud.
ResponseWare Test Licenses Available – Process Change Required. We have a small number of test licenses and can assign a single license to your account. If you have a test license, you will need to adjust your ResponseWare Session when you are polling in the classroom. In the Session Options, you will need to check the “Require Participant Accounts” option. Additional details available at: https://spaces.uww.edu/x/hIAV
When you obtain the participant list, the first name and last name fields are switched for users that do not have an active license. This issue is under active investigation by Turning Technologies and we hope to have a resolution soon.
Participant lists are now locked when they are retrieved from D2L. If students incorrectly input their device ID, they must update it on the clicker registration site. Once that is complete, you can “update” the participant list to retrieve the additional information.
TurningPoint Cloud Icon is now available on the desktop in classrooms. TurningPoint Cloud is installed on all classroom machines. Initially, the icon was not available on the desktop but we have resolved this issue and the shortcut should again appear on the desktop like previous versions.
My student purchased a license but is still not showing in the participant list, what’s going on? We have noticed a number of students are buying a license directly from the Turning Technologies Dashboard, but are not clicking on the link in D2L. Make sure your students are clicking on the link through D2L. This links the students D2L account to the Turning Technologies account and should resolve the issue.
As of 9/16/2016, no students have taken advantage of the rebate. Please remind your students that they can get a $15 back by filling out the rebate form. The form is located at: https://rebates.turningtechnologies.com/ Rebate code: Ruww15
If you have any additional questions or concerns regarding TurningPoint cloud, please contact Elaina Barr or Aaron Axelsen at 262.472.1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Turning Technologies will be offering a series of complimentary webinars to help acclimate current users to their newest software, TurningPoint Cloud. Learn how to build presentations that measures user understanding and tracks their progress. Get started using the student response system and more effectively engage your students.
The topics included are “Transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud” and “PowerPoint Polling for New Users”.
Tuesday, September 20th, 11:00 am
Wednesday, September 21st, 1:00 pm
Thursday, September 22nd, 1:00 pm
If you have any questions about these events, or anything else related to TurningPoint please contact the Learning Technology Center at email@example.com or 262.472.1004.
The Learning Technology Center (LTC) has been supporting the use of student response system (SRS) – aka Clickers – for years in the classroom. Over the years we have been adjusting and modifying the service to best suit the needs of instructors and students.
This Fall, we are upgrading to Turning Point Cloud which includes a number of great new features!
- Direct integration with Desire2Learn (D2L). Device registration is done right in D2L, and you can easily pull the device roster list into Turning Point, and also easily push grades back up to Deisre2Learn.
- Net-ID Integration. Instructors and Students will be able to login with their UW-W Net-ID and password.
- BYOD. Turning Point Cloud enables students to turn their own device into a clicker by purchasing a license to use phone applications, or directly via a website.
- Enhanced Reporting Tools. The new interface includes some additional analysis and mangement tools to get the most out of your polling results.
- Training and Support. The LTC is here to offer basic training and support, but the vendor is also available to schedule ad-hoc training’s and offer support as needed.
If you would like more information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 262-472-1004.
Turning Technologies will be offering a series of complimentary webinars to help acclimate current users to their newest software, TurningPoint Cloud. Learn about new features and enhancements that have been introduced from customer feedback to effectively engage students, measure understanding and track progress.
The topics included are “Creating an Account”, “Downloading Software”, “Starting a ResponseWare Session”, and “Differences between Softwares and Reports”.
You can register below:
Thursday, April 28th at 3:00pm
Tuesday, May 3rd at 10:00am
Wednesday May 11th at 2:00pm
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email us at email@example.com .
On Tuesday April 26th at 11:00am, the LTC will be holding a workshop to introduce the newest version of our Student Response System, Turning Point Cloud.
This session will talk about the relevant updates to TurningPoint Cloud, including the licensing model changes. This change will impact all clicker users.
Tuesday April 26th: 11 a.m. to Noon
Location: iCIT Training Center, McGraw 112
Updated documentation can be found here:
If you have any questions regarding current clicker issues, or anything that’s coming, let us know by calling us at 262.472.1004 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This Fall, the UW-Whitewater campus will be using a new, cloud-based version of WebEx. With the new WebEx Meeting center, students can have small group meetings of up to 8 participants with other students and external guests. You have the ability to use computer/VoIP (voice over IP) audio when you are connecting. To get started using WebEx go to the new cloud-hosted WebEx site https://uwwstudents.webex.com.
If you would like more information on the new cloud-based WebEx solution, go to http://www.uww.edu/icit/services/webex.
This Fall at UW-Whitewater, faculty and staff WebEx users will notice some changes from the current on-premises version of WebEx. We will be transitioning to a newer and more cost-effective version that is also cloud based. This newer version will allow you to join and schedule meetings from within Desire2Learn. Meetings can also have up to 1,000 participants and compared to the previous on-premises version of WebEx, it has increased recording space. The cloud-hosted version is available at: https://uww.webex.com. The old on-premises version will be discontinued before the Spring 2016 semester.
Students can now schedule and setup meetings for up to 8 participants at https://uwwstudents.webex.com. Students are only able to use computer/VoIP (voice over IP) audio when connecting and are unable to record meetings.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this, please contact the Learning Technology Center.
We would like to announce that Cisco WebEx is now integrated directly into your Desire2Learn course. Inside of your course, you can find the “WebEx” tool located in “More Tools” on the Navigation bar.
This integration allows instructors to create WebEx meetings right from within D2L. Students cannot create meetings through this integration, but they can join and participate in class meetings.
Instructors who are new to WebEx must first login to uww.webex.com prior to scheduling a meeting via the D2L integration. This only has to be done one time, so if you have already done this in the past, you are already setup.
We have created a number of tutorial pages and short videos explaining the process:
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact UW-W Desire2Learn Support.
The innovative use of technology in higher education continues to provide new possibilities for enhancing teaching and learning. The Learning Technology Center (LTC) Fall 2014 “Snackable Series” showcases two current approaches to leveraging technology to promote collaborative learning online. Feel free to bring a lunch, and join us!
Did you miss out on watching the last Snackable series about Collaborative Learning Online? Here are the recorded video recaps!
Collaborative Learning Online: Group Assignments
Collaborative Learning Online: Teaching Strategies and Tools
If you have any questions regarding the Snackable Series and its sessions, please contact the UW-W Learning Technology Center.
Have you ever missed an assignment on D2L? It happens to the best of us, I understand. Sometimes you have work, you have other classes, you have personal issues, and sometimes you just plain old forget to do it.
You have the ability to customize your notifications. This means you can change your class information to fit into your life the way you want it to. You can adjust your email or text notifications to the way you like to receive it.
Jump on over to the Email Notifications page to get the scoop!
Take this information and go be the student you always wanted to! Or at least remember that assignment before you procrastinate on it. Thanks for your time!