Step 1: Create a Turning Account

To access the Turning Point Cloud (TPC) software, you must create a Turning Technologies Account (instructors who previously allowed ResponseWare in their classes already have an account). Here is how to get an account and download and install TPC:

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your email address and click Create Account.
  3. Check your email and click the link to verify your Turning Account.
  4. Enter all required fields on the Profile page (NOTE: select the Instructor role).
  5. Accept the Terms and Conditions to create your account.

Step 2: Download & Install TPC Software

You will want to install TPC on a PC since virtually all classroom podium computers are equipped with PCs for presentations (Contact CETL if you intend to use a Mac for presentation). To install TPC, login to your Turning Account:

  1. After your Turning Account has been created, sign in to your Turning Account.
  2. Click Downloads from the left menu.
  3. Select the appropriate version of TurningPoint Cloud for your computer – PC No Install or Mac-No Install (NOTE: You must have administrative privileges on your computer to download the Install version of the software).InstrTutorial1.1
  4. Save the file to a specified location.
  5. Open the file and follow the on-screen instructions to install the software.
  6. When you are done, a TPC launch icon may appear on your desktop.

Step 3: Launch TurningPoint Cloud

  1. Open TurningPoint Cloud (the TPC launch icon may be on your desktop).
  2. Fill in your Turning Account login information and click Sign In. (NOTE: If you click Remember Me, you will only need to enter your password in the future.)InstrTutorial1.2
  3. After sign-in you will see the TurningPoint Cloud dashboard.InstrTutorial1.3
  4. Please see additional TPC tutorials for further instructions.

Next: Adding an integration link in D2L

Back: Instructor Guide to TurningPoint Clickers

NOTE: Tutorials with instructions for students on how to get a Turning account and how to participate with clickers or ResponseWare is provided by CETL. Feel free to refer your students to this information: Clickers Guide for Students.

Updated: 07/2016