Audience Response Systems

Overview TurningPoint™ is an Audience Response System that allows faculty to engage students in active learning and make class time more interactive. Presenters can use prepared PowerPoint presentations with embedded questions or run ad-hoc polls; audience members respond using a small hand-held clicker or a mobile device with TurningPoint’s ResponseWare.
Available To Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments
Benefits TurningPoint helps make classroom sessions more interactive. It can correlate in-class feedback and responses, then display anonymous results in real time using charts and graphs.  It can also assist with quizzing and attendance.
Key Features
  • Real-time interactive polling
  • Grade integration with Blackboard and QuestromTools/Sakai
  • Participant list integration with Blackboard Learn
  • Hand-held clickers (also available for the visually impaired)
  • Responseware App for mobile phone responses from the Apple App Store or Google Play
  • Integrates with PowerPoint on Windows and Mac
Requirements Faculty

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 bit) or Mac OS X v10.7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office® 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, or 2016 (32 or 64 bit)  NOTE: Slides from PowerPoint versions previous to 2007 will NOT work with TP 7.5.8 and will need to be upgraded prior to usage with TurningPoint
  • TurningPoint Cloud 7.5.8 Software (downloadable from the Turning Technologies site) Please do not download TP 8 at this time
  • RF Receiver (v 3 or higher)  NOTE: Instructors teaching in large lecture spaces should request a long range receiver.
  • ResponseCard RF LCD


  • ResponseCard RF LCD (one-time purchase with a license, available at the BU Barnes and Noble Bookstore or online from Turning Technologies)
  • Valid TurningPoint license
Cost Faculty

  • TurningPoint Instructor Kit with software, and Instructor Turning Account: Free


  • ResponseCard RF LCD and license (inquire at BU Barnes and Noble Bookstore for current pricing or online via Turning Technologies)
  • Student Turning Account: Free
Getting Started