Oncourse Turning Technologies tool: Overview
What it does
Turning Technologies has developed a tool for Oncourse that allows students to register their response devices (clickers) or licenses within a course site, and allows instructors to download a TurningPoint participant list of registered students, see each student's registration status, and send email reminders to unregistered students.
Note: Instructors should upgrade to the TurningPoint 5 software as soon as possible to ensure compatibility of student data files. See Using Turning Technologies and Oncourse, how can I manage student data?
Instructor's view: In the instructor's view, the tool lists students by Name, User ID, and Device ID. Click a column heading to sort the view.
Registering a student's device: Students should
generally register their own devices (see At IU, how do I buy and register a Turning Technologies device or license?); however, instructors can register a device for a
student or correct a device ID if necessary. To edit an incorrectly
entered number, click the student's device ID; to add a student's device
Register ResponseCard Device ID. Instructors can
only register or modify a ResponseCard device ID for a student, not a
ResponseWare device ID. Be aware that changes the instructor makes to
a student's device ID affect all classes for which the student must
register a ResponseCard.
.tplx file: Click
Export Roster in
TurningPoint Format to create a TurningPoint participant list
.tplx file) to use with the TurningPoint 5 software,
which records students' responses in class.
Email reminders: Click
students to send an email message reminding unregistered students
to register their devices. Students will receive messages in the
Subject: You need to register your Device ID
From: Instructor Name [
Your instructor for the course [YOUR COURSE ID] has chosen to use Turning Technologies' student response system. You have not yet registered your ResponseCard or ResponseWare device ID. You can log in to the course here and register your device ID to ensure you receive class credit.
Things to consider
Permissionslink allows you to manage access to the Turning Technologies tool by people with other roles; this feature is not yet fully developed.
For help documentation about the Turning Technologies tool, see Turning Technologies.
Last modified on August 15, 2013.