Hello S&T Instructors,
The new TurningPoint 8.2.2 can now be synced with our instance of Canvas. We think this is a positive change that will benefit everyone, but first there is a minor inconvenience to deal with. If you’re using clickers, you MUST re-authorize TurningPoint to access data from Canvas (this is how the new course rosters are populated)!
It’s not hard and will make things easier in the long run. The new TurningPoint Sync tool will automatically update course rosters overnight, meaning you can set your course up and then not worry about it.
Here is how it works:
- Go to http://account.turningtechnologies.com and login with your Turning Account.
- Under Available Courses, you should see an option for connecting to Canvas. Click the “Connect” button, sign into Canvas with your S&T credentials and then click Authorize.
- TurningPoint will load your Available Courses. They MUST be published in order for TP to see them!
- Click the “Connect” button under each course you want to add to the Current Courses section.
That’s it! The next time you sign into TurningPoint, you should see your new course rosters! They will automatically update overnight.
Since you probably have session data from previous sessions, you will want to move them in the Manage tab so that they are associated with the most current list (from TurningPoint Sync).
You will also see your previous course rosters as well as the new course rosters. The new course rosters are marked with a little cloud icon, indicating that they exist on the web (i.e. in the cloud). The old list will be marked with two little people icons. Simply click and drag the sessions from the old roster to the new roster and everything will be properly synced.
Note: You must use TurningPoint version 8.2.2 or above. This version can be downloaded from the Turning Point website or updated from within the older installed version.
If you need assistance, please contact EdTech and we’ll be glad to help!