Matthew Moss from Turning Technologies was in Bristol on Tuesday to talk to us and a number of academics about TurningPoint. This is a polling software, or student response system (SRS), that we use and manage at the University of Bristol.
As well as taking us through the basics of creating and running a TurningPoint session, and informing us that this is the software used on ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’, Matt also spoke to us about some of the uses which are not as widely adopted at the University. These included:
- Private messaging between student and teacher
- The ability to make polled questions anonymous as you run a session
- Anywhere Polling – this allows you to run a poll while on any website (or other app)
- The ability to reserve 10 session IDs to have as your own
- Conditional branching in polling
- The use of word clouds
- Using the TurningPoint app
- The use of reporting
- TurningPoint Web
- Using Hot Spots in TurningPoint Web
- Question banks
- Self-paced polling.
We hope to run another of these ‘lunch and learn’ sessions in the new year, and would be keen to hear from members of staff who would be happy to talk about the work they are doing with student response systems.
We also have a SRS Yammer Group which you are welcome to join.