1) Enabling the Turning Technologies Registration Tool

Why do I need this?

If you are interested in using the latest version of TurningPoint (version 5) with your Blackboard Learn course, you need to make sure that the correct TurningPoint registration block is enabled. This will allow students to register their Turning Point Response Device IDs.

  1. Visit learn.bu.edu using your BU login name and Kerberos password.
  2. Select the course with which you’d like to use TurningPoint.
  3. Go to Control Panel -> Customization -> Tool Availability.
  4. Under Tools, make sure Turning Technologies Registration Tool is by checking the corresponding box to the right.
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  5. Next, look for Registration Block on the same page and make sure that it is turned off. When off, the box for Available is not selected.
  6. Click Submit.

2) Importing List of Participants from your Blackboard Learn Course

Why do I need this?

Following the steps below, you will be able to download lists of students from your Blackboard Learn course for use in TurningPoint 5.

  1. In your Blackboard Learn course, go to Tools and click Turning Technologies Registration Tool to display the list of participants registered for your course.
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  2. To download the participant list to your computer, click the link titled Download TurningPoint Participant List.
  3. Depending on the browser you are using, you may receive a message asking if you would like to open or save the participant list. Go ahead and choose to save the list.
  4. You should now have access to this participant list from your TurningPoint 5 dashboard.