TurningPoint enables the instructor to capture immediate feedback and identify students’ understanding with web-based and desktop polling applications. TurningPoint allows for assignments outside of the lecture period. You can turn presentations, lectures, and Zoom meetings into active sessions that allow you to capture critical feedback whether virtual or in-person. TurningPoint also works on mobile devices. You can add your own polls, quizzes, slides, images, videos to interact with your class. There are 3 polling features: PowerPoint Polling, Anywhere Polling, and Self-Paced Polling. PowerPoint Polling is the most frequently used as polling is seamlessly integrated with PowerPoint Presentations.   

Website: Turning 

Live polling and gamification encourage friendly competition between classmates and small groups, building a sense of community.  

  • Collect real-time responses from your students, you can help you evaluate your students’ understanding of topics. Polls can be embedded within the PowerPoint in real time.  
  • Facilitate two-way conversations with chat, virtual classroom, and collaborative assignments. 
  • Instructors can message individuals or all participants at any point for collaborative engagement. 
  • Participants can use any web-enabled device to view and respond to a full range of interactive question types in real time. 
  • Track attendance, gauge student progress, and measure course-level analytics. 

3.5 Star –


TurningPoint ranks 3.5/5 stars for accessibility. To learn more about the accessibility review, contactotl@du.edu. 

  • Supports TTS and Alternate Format of Text 
  • Strongly Supports Alternative Input Experience/Keyboard Navigation 
  • Partially Supports Screen Magnification and Color Contrast 
  • Developing Dedication to Accessibility and Content Creator Experience 

What is Turning Point?

This technology is not included with the University of Denver. Faculty, staff, and students may need to purchase a subscription. The technology may offer educational pricing with an edu” email address. Free trials or free accounts may also be available through the technology website. 

The University of Denver does not directly provide technical support. The Office of Teaching and Learning may consult on pedagogy.   

Turning Support 

Caldwell. (2007). Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips. CBE Life Sciences Education, 6(1), 9–20. https://doi.org/10.1187/cbe.06-12-0205 

Draper, & Brown, M. I. (2004). Increasing interactivity in lectures using an electronic voting system. Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 20(2), 81–94. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2729.2004.00074.x 

OTL Technology Rating
YELLOW technologies are not widely supported. DU may or may not have a 3rd party vendor security agreement for the use of these tools. However, some uses of this tool may be appropriate for teaching if certain conditions are met.