Bewertet am 14.5.2019
Vorteile: This product is good for polling a large amount of individuals. I've used it as a student and it was very easy to pair as well as answer questions during class. My professors seemed to manage using the product with ease, there was never any technologic concerns during class. This program is a great way to keep classes engaged and to determine what information some individuals may be struggling with.
Nachteile: This product does cost, however I believe that it is worth it. Once you buy a ResponseCard device, they can be used for multiple courses which is great when you attend a university that heavily uses this product.
Bewertet am 5.9.2019
Turning Point Review - Overall good
Kommentare: Overall, great. I use it to administer tests and questionnaires to students. It helps prevent cheating and it makes data collection and analysis much smoother.
Vorteile: It is user friendly, after you have practiced the process a couple of times. The reports feature is very helpful and exporting the data is also very easy and useful. It is very hard to accidentally lose data, which makes using this software a bit dummy-proof.
Nachteile: My biggest con is on the side of the device user. When answers are ready to be submitted, the process is not always consistent. Sometimes the device says that the question list is completed, sometimes it does not. Although this is easy to move through with some instruction, it can be very confusing for the user.
Bewertet am 20.1.2020
Can be useful in gaining audience participation, but in my experience, has been glitchy
Kommentare: Overall, a great idea and good execution, with some minor connectivity issues.
Vorteile: This product has been useful in a classroom or lecture setting where audience participation is wanted. I have used Turningpoint in many classes when instructors have wanted to give a quiz, a survey, or take attendance for the class.
Nachteile: The functionality is great and I can see the appeal, but at times, people have trouble connecting with the server with their remotes. It has been a while since I have used it, but there must be a better way through an online portal, which the company may have fixed by now.
Bewertet am 6.11.2019
Good for Classroom Use
Kommentare: TurningPoint offers great software that can improve the learning and lecture happening in a classroom. Unfortunately, I do not think that TurningPoint offers anything that cannot be offered by other free programs. The fee they charge to use the software would send me looking elsewhere for classroom software to save my program and my students money.
Vorteile: As a current student, I use this software to answer questions asked by my professors in class. I appreciate the ability this software gives students to interact with professors in large classes. My professor is able to teach and then ask questions to gauge student understanding. He or she can then adjust teaching according to the student responses.
Nachteile: Despite the fact that I like this software, I think there are other options available that are just as good without the fee TurningPoint charges. I had to pay twenty dollars to use this software for a limited period of time, and I know of other programs that would give me access to all of the same features for free.
Bewertet am 1.8.2019
Easy way ensure class participation
Vorteile: Turning point is used in my med school as a way to measure class attendance and performance. It is super easy to use. One thing that is great is once you are set to a channel on your remote for that class you won’t need to change it as long as the receiver’s channel doesn’t get changed. It makes it easy to pull out your remote and click-in to questions without having to worry about setting up your remote every time you use it.
Nachteile: I’m not sure if it is just a problem with my med school or the internet connectivity but the receiver crashes or malfunctions in some way at least once a month. I think that it can be confusing for professors to use especially if they aren’t particularly tech-savvy, usually, when there is a problem here they have to call in one of the tech specialists to fix the program and/or receiver and get it going again.
Bewertet am 13.3.2019
Easy to use and convenient for students
Kommentare: As a student, I use the turning point app every other day in class. Ever since my clicker broke, the turning point app has been reliable and efficient.
Vorteile: Instead of buying clickers, turning point allows you to make your phone into a clicker. It is very straight forward and cost efficient.
Nachteile: The only downside is that I have to type in the session ID every class, but that is only because my teacher changes it each class.
Bewertet am 4.4.2018
A great way to gather audience feedback in your presentation
Vorteile: TurningPoint is a great way to engage your audience on a new level. You can create ananomous polling questions and have audience members answer them using their clicker devices. You can also constomize how audience feedback is displayed on the screen.
Nachteile: TurningPoint is an expensive software that also requires you to purchase clicker devices for each audience participant.
Bewertet am 23.10.2018
Vorteile: TurningPoint is an easy to use polling software with an intuitive interface. It easily integrates with PowerPoint presentation. Our institution uses this platform for Pre and Post tests for instruction lectures.
Nachteile: There can sometimes be a lag between a PowerPoint update and a TurningPoint update which can cause functionality issues. Physical clickers are becoming obsolete with the ease and availability of smartphone apps.
Bewertet am 29.8.2018
Clunky and Unreliable, But GREAT when it works
Kommentare: Customer service has truly tried to be helpful, but I'm usually spending hours trying to troubleshoot the day before I want to give the presentation, and I'm just done.
Vorteile: As I said, it works quite well about 60% of the time. When it works, it's stellar.
Nachteile: It's buggy and unreliable. As a user of both PC's and Mac's, I detest that the features of each version are different. Now going to Socrative or Kahoot because it's SO FRUSTRATING to have to re-discover all the changes and different stuff every time one version or the other gets updated.
Bewertet am 10.4.2018
Vorteile: This is a really good tool to make activities of all sorts that needed votes in large groupes of people.
Nachteile: The only cons that I've encountered so far is that it can be kind of tricky if you want to mix 2 kits togheter... but when you have done that once, that is no big deal.
Bewertet am 19.4.2018
A great way to poll your audience, when it works
Vorteile: TurningPoint is a great way to poll your audience and create interactive presentations. You can also customize how the polling information is presented on the screen.
Nachteile: TurningPoint can be buggy to use. I have had several instances where the app crashed or the remote clickers would not connect.
Bewertet am 25.7.2018
Sometimes just raising your hand is easier
Kommentare: It is an easy way for students to poll, but only when it works. Too many behind the scene items have to fall in place for a good result.
Vorteile: Digital App is available. The integration with powerpoint is convenient. When it works, it works well.
Nachteile: No compatibility with Apple Keynote. Physical Clickers are small and easily lost. App is nice provided it is updated with device manufactured update their OS. Turning Anywhere? Too many versions and a software license model.
Bewertet am 16.1.2019
Super engaging for students
Vorteile: It is really interactive and is changing what class presentations look, feel and sound like
Nachteile: Relies on a good internet connection which is usually fine but on the odd occasion that can be frustrating particularly when you've planned a presentation around it