Quick Start

Available to: Faculty, Researchers, Staff, Departments

Cost: See cost details, below.

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.


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



  • 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 8 and will need to be upgraded prior to usage with TurningPoint
  • Medical Campus: TurningPoint 8 Software (downloadable from the Turning Technologies site)
    Charles River Campus: TurningPoint 8
  • RF Receiver (v 3 or higher)
  • ResponseCard RF LCD




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


Getting Started