PointSolutions by ECHO360 (formerly 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 or laptop with the PointSolutions software app.


PointSolutions 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.  Scores can be uploaded to Blackboard gradebook.

Key Features

  • Real-time interactive polling via Powerpoint
  • Grade integration with Blackboard and Questromtools/Sakai
  • Participant list integration with Blackboard Learn
  • Hand-held clickers (also available for the visually impaired)
  • PointSolutions App for mobile phone responses from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
  • Integrates with PowerPoint on Windows and Mac



  • Microsoft Windows® 7 or later (32- or 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Office® PowerPoint 2010 or later
  • Local Installation of Microsoft Office®: 2010, 2013 or 2016 (32- or 64-bit; for PowerPoint® Polling and viewing exported reports in Excel®)
  • Microsoft .NET 4.5, SP1
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • 1024 x 768 at 32-bit color or higher resolution, up to 150% DPI (up to 125% DPI for PowerPoint Polling recommended)
  • Standard USB 2.0 port (for USB-based hardware devices)
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader (for printing and viewing Help options)
  • An active internet connection (for initial account authentication, TurningPoint app usage (if applicable) and use of Cloud features)
  • Java™ 11 Runtime Environment or later (for importing RTF, DOC, DOCX and QTI documents and exporting reports to Excel and CSV)
    • Note: Java™ 11 Runtime Environment is required for Turning Classic (PC) 8.9.7 and above.




  • PointSolutions Instructor Kit with software, and Instructor PointSolutions Account: Free


Getting Started


    Frequently Asked Questions