How do I initialize my TurningPoint account?
Important: Your TurningPoint account must use the same PLU email address that Sakai attributes to you. For details, refer to How do I know which PLU address to use for my TurningPoint account?
1. Navigate to your Sakai course, and click TurningPoint.
NOTE: This step assumes that the instructor has added the TurningPoint tool to the course site in Sakai. Details for instructors about this are in the document, How do I add a tool to my course site to integrate with the TurningPoint App?
Navigate to a course in Sakai where clickers will be used, and click the TurningPoint tool in the tool menu.
If TurningPoint does not immediately launch in a new browser tab, click the Re-launch external tool link.
2. Initialize your TurningPoint account.
You should be presented with a message stating. "Your new account will be associated with the Learning Management System once created." Click Finish.
Then, click Get Started.
If you have a Subscription Code, enter it into the text field and click Redeem. If you don't have a code at this time, you can purchase one later. Click Continue.
If you have a clicker, enter the Clicker ID into the text field then click Add. The Clicker ID is located on the sticker on the back of your clicker. If you don't have a Clicker ID at this time, you can add it later. Click Continue.
The green check mark confirms your account is connected to Sakai. Click Finish.
An email will be sent your PLU email account confirming your new account.
3. Check your status in the TurningPoint dashboard.
When you have signed in and/or finished initializing your account, you will see the TurningPoint Profile displayed.
Students who have a yellow exclamation point for Subscriptions and/or a yellow exclamation point for Response Devices in their TurningPoint Profile instead of check marks should proceed to instructions in the help document, How do I register my response device or redeem my TurningPoint account subscription? (If a student has an yellow exclamation point to the left Learning Management System, you need to sign in to Turning Account through Sakai per step 1 above.)
NOTE: Instructors might not need to enter subscription codes or device IDs for their Turning Account.