TurningPoint results showing on a student smartphone


The TurningPoint technology can help to support teaching & learning by:

  • Generating points for discussion in your class
  • Checking your audience’s understanding of a topic
  • Informing the direction for your teaching session

What is TurningPoint?

TurningPoint is part of an audience response system (ARS) which works with PowerPoint via a plug-in to offer interactivity (in the form of questions) to your slides,

TurningPoint allows students to give free-form text responses on their own wifi-enabled device – smart-phone, iPad, or laptop, for example. TurningPoint allows you to see at a glance how the students have voted and display the group's responses on  charts, providing an opportunity for feedback and further discussion.

TurningPoint is available either as an app for iPhone or Android users, or via the browser-based version available through the TurningPoint website (responseware.eu).

What are the benefits of using TurningPoint?

Dr. Damien Mansell talks about his experiences of using TurningPoint in a learning environment.

How do I get started?

Begin by installing the TurningPoint software on your computer:

1. Open the Software Center- Start menu-->Search--> Software Center. 

Help using the Software Center can be found on the University website

2. Use Search to find TurningPoint 8 

3. Click to Install 

4. Follow steps on-screen to install software. 

For personal devices you will need to download the software from the TurningPoint website.

This guide provides an introduction to using the system: TurningPoint V8 Staff Guide 250917.

The service is currently managed by the e-Learning team in Education Quality & Enhancement. If you would like to discuss using TurningPoint in your teaching, please email the helpdesk.

Learning Spaces Support - for support in teaching rooms - please see the Learning Spaces pages here