Using a Mobile Device as a PointSolutions Clicker (for Students)

Students can use their mobile devices as clickers/response devices by downloading the PointSolutions app (formerly the TurningPoint app), available from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. After signing in to their Echo360 (Turning) account, students will be able to join a session from the app.

Students may also participate in polling sessions via their web browser by visiting ttpoll.com/ and signing into their Echo360 (Turning) account before joining a session on a web browser.

Please note that students are only permitted to use mobile device or web browser response methods at the instructor's discretion if the instructor has enabled mobile responses. In courses where mobile responses are not permitted, students must use only physical clickers, which can be purchased through the VolShop.

Below are step-by step instructions for logging in to a polling session using the PointSolutions app and web browser. This article also contains brief supplementary instructions on how to respond to multiple choice, short answer, numeric, and essay questions using the PointSolutions app on a mobile device.

Note: On January 11, 2022, Turning and Echo360 merged. Moving forward, you may see both PointSolutions/TurningPoint and Turning/Echo360 branding when using clickers.

Logging in to a PointSolutions App Session

This two-minute video demonstrates how to join a polling session using the PointSolutions app on a mobile device. Please note that the video reflects an older version of the app and uses TurningPoint branding, but the process is otherwise identical. 

  1. Open PointSolutions App on your device.
  2. Tap Sign In.
  3. Enter your UT Email and tap Sign In.
  4. Enter your NetID and UT Password. Tap Login.
  5. Enter the Session ID provided by your instructor in the Enter Session ID field.
  6. Tap Join Session.

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To prevent your phone or tablet from locking during a presentation, tap the menu, select Settings and tap the slider button labeled Prevent Auto-Lock (iOS) or Keep Device Awake (Android)


Logging in to a PointSolutions Web Session

This two-minute video demonstrates how to join a polling session from your browser. Please note that the video reflects an older version of the web session site and uses TurningPoint branding, but the process is otherwise identical. 

  1. Open a web browser on your device.
  2. Go to ttpoll.com
  3. Click Sign In in the upper right.
  4. Enter your UT Email Address and tap on Sign In.
  5. Enter your NetID and UT Password. Tap Login.
  6. Enter the Session ID provided by your instructor in the Enter Session ID field.
  7. Tap Join Session.

Responding to Multiple Choice Polling Questions from a Mobile Device using the PointSolutions App

During live assessment polling the question and answer choices are displayed.

  1. Tap the number or letter that corresponds to the answer choice(s).
    NOTE: You can change your answer while polling is open if the question is not set to only accept your first response. After polling is closed, the results are displayed.
     
  2. To view the question, tap QUESTION
  3. To return to the chart, tap CHART.

Responding to Short Answer, Numeric or Essay Questions from a Mobile Device using the PointSolutions App

During live assessment polling, the question and answer choices are displayed.

  1. Tap the blank field next to Send. The on-screen keyboard is displayed.
  2. Enter your response.
  3. Tap Send.

If your answer was successfully sent, the message Response Received is displayed.

NOTE:  You can change your answer while polling is open if the content is not configured to only accept your first response. When polling is closed, your answer will be displayed.

Details

Article ID: 118556
Created
Fri 10/16/20 8:56 AM
Modified
Tue 8/23/22 3:30 PM
Environment
Technology Enhanced Classrooms

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