To access TurningPoint, you will need to complete the following steps:

Create a Turning Technologies account

  1. Go to https://account.turningtechnologiessg.net
  2. Click on the Get started here link.

get started link

  1. Enter your UQ email address in the textbox. 
  2. Click on the Next button. 

enter email

  1. A verification email will be emailed to you from account@turningtechnologiessg.net.
  2. Click on the Create your account link in the email.​

click link in email

  1. Select Instructor from the Role dropdown list.
  2. Enter your First Name and Last Name in the corresponding textboxes. 
  3. Select Australia from the Country dropdown list. 
  4. ​Enter a password for your account in the Password and Confirm Password textboxes. 

Warning: For security reasons DO NOT use your UQ password as your TurningPoint password.

  1. Check the Agreement checkbox.
  2. Click on the Continue button. 

enter info for account creation

  1. Your account will then be created.
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Request your account be added to the UQ site licence

  1. Email help@elearning.uq.edu.au to request a TurningPoint license:
  • Enter "Add account to TurningPoint licence" as the subject line.
  • Include your UQ email address that you used to set up your Turning Technology account in the email body.

Note: This process typically takes 48 hours as the eLearning Support team needs to log a job with the TurningPoint Helpdesk which is based in the UK.

  1. When your account has been added to the UQ TurningPoint licence, you will receive an email from https://account.turningtechnologiessg.net
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Add your course to your TurningPoint account

  1. Go to https://instructor.turningtechnologiessg.net and login with your email address and password.
  2. You will be taken to the Active Courses tab by default and any active courses will be displayed.

active courses list

  1. If you do not see your course listed here, select the Blackboard tab.

blackboard tab

  1. Click on the Blackboard Authentication button to view a list of your courses.

Note: This can take some time to load if you are enrolled in many courses.

load courses

  1. Locate the required course and click on the Add button.

add course

  1. In the Active Courses tab, click on the Select button for the course you just added. 

select course

  1. Your course will then be active and ready for you to create content. 

course is active

  1. To sync the class list, select the Roster tab and click on Update Course.

sync roster

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Software installation

Download software

  1. Go to https://www.turning.com/downloads/turningpoint-pro-download-form
  2. Complete the Software Download Registration form.
  3. Click on the Submit button.
  4. Click on the Download button to download the required version (PC or Mac).

Install software

TurningPoint Mac

TurningPoint Mac can be used without PowerPoint. 

  1. Double click on the TurningPoint web file in your Downloads folder.

Tip: You may want to copy the software from your Downloads folder to another location.

  1. Click on the Start Now button for Anywhere to open the floating toolbar (no PowerPoint required).
  2. Select East Asia from the Select your region dropdown list.

Warning: If users select the wrong region, you will be unable to change it in the app and will get a “This session does not exist” error message if you try to create a session and have students connect to it. To change the region you will need to download and run the following region fix: https://www.elearning.uq.edu.au/filething/get/64110/TPCRegionFix.zi

  1. Click on the Close button.
  2. Sign in to your account and follow the prompts.

TurningPoint PC

Note: If you do not have admin access to your computer, you will need to log a job with your local desktop support group to have the PC version of the TurningPoint PC software installed.

  1. Double click on the TurningPoint web.exe file in your Downloads folder.

Tip: You may want to copy the software from your Downloads folder to another location.

  1. TurningPoint can be used with or without PowerPoint.
  • Click on the Start Now button for Anywhere to open the floating toolbar (no PowerPoint required).
  • Select East Asia from the Select your region dropdown list.
  • Click on the Close button.
  • Sign in to your account and follow the prompts.

OR 

  • Click on the Start Now button for PowerPoint​.
  • This will add a TurningPoint ribbon to PowerPoint. 

TurningPoint Cloud tab

Using TurningPoint in UQ teaching spaces

TurningPoint Cloud (TP8) is installed on all lectern machine in centrally controlled teaching spaces.

TurningPoint Cloud icon

Warning: Ensure you select the correct version of the software, an older version of the software, TurningPoint 5 is also installed on lectern machines (for use with clickers only).

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