Steps for Upgrading to TurningPoint 8

This FAQ was last modified on: Monday, July 16, 2018 03:59pm
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  1. Download TurningPoint 8 to your laptop at https://www.turningtechnologies.com/downloads (choose one of the three files: TurningPoint Mac, TurningPoint PC Install, or TurningPoint PC No Install). It will be pre-installed on podium computers in most classrooms.
  2. Decide whether you want to allow mobile devices in your classroom.
    • If yes, then the use of Turning Point will be free for your students – they will respond to your in-class polls using their mobile devices.
    • If no, your students will still need to purchase a clicker device online or at the Georgia Tech bookstore.
  3. If you want your students to use clicker devices, prepare your receiver:
    • Receivers will be pre-installed on podium computers in most classrooms.
    • If you already have a receiver that is WHITE in color, you will need to upgrade it for use with TurningPoint 8.  You will be prompted to upgrade it once you plug it in to a computer and open the TurningPoint 8 software. Once it is upgraded, it can no longer be used with TurningPoint 5.
    • If you have an older version of the receiver that is GREY in color, it cannot be used with TurningPoint 8. If so please send a request to clickers@gatech.edu.