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Turning Technologies at URI

Turning Technologies Toll Free #: 866-746-3015

NEWS for Spring 2014:

Students | Faculty | More Q&A Options


Students:

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Faculty:

  • If you don’t see what you are looking for here, or still have questions, contact the URI Turning Technologies Support Team
    Two student interns are available to assist faculty during the Fall 2013 semester.
  • Getting Started? - Register to receive your instructor kit.
  • Instructors may check out Turning Point receivers at Classroom Media Assistance (Lower Library Room 4).
  • Order clickers for your class when you put in your book order at the University Bookstore, (Paul Whitney, (401) 874-5224). You can add the clicker info in the Comment section of the Bookstore online form.
  • If you use a Dell Inspiron: We just learned that the pre-installed weather widget has to be closed (mouse over and click the ‘x’) before TurningPoint 5 can recognize that your TurningPoint Receiver has been plugged into the USB slot. [TurningPoint 2008 sees the receiver OK].
  • For Spring 2014 at URI – use the TurningPoint 5 products which are now integrated with Sakai. Both the dark gray receivers and the newer receivers with white on them will continue to work.

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More Q&A Options:

  • Contact the URI Turning Technologies Support Team
    Two student interns are available to assist faculty during the Spring 2014 semester.
  • Join the URI CLICKERS mailing list so you can ask questions and receive updated information or alerts during the semester.

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Why are clickers useful in class?
- Small or large lecture classes
- Guide lectures
- Facilitate class discussion
- Make class more interactive
- Test knowledge/skills
- Get immediate feedback
- Encourage peer instruction
- Take attendance

Why Turning Technologies?
- On-site intern available to assist and guide you
- Reasonable price, great deals with the URI code!
- Online tutorials, recorded training sessions, support line
- Easy to use software ribbon within Microsoft Powerpoint (TurningPoint)
- TurningPoint Anywhere can be used with any other software
- Students only need one device for the remainder of their time at URI
- The URI Council of Deans has supported Turning Technologies as the primary provider for student response systems since 2009.

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