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Health Information Technology and Services (HITS) provides an Audience Response System (ARS) from Turning Technologies. The ARS is user-friendly and includes the following features:
Clickers and Storage Receivers
The ResponseWare NXT accepts input from the traditional multiple-choice question polling and also accepts numeric and text responses. The storage receivers have the TurningPoint 5 software loaded. HITS has 200 clickers and 5 storage receivers available to checkout.
The audience response system is available to UMHS faculty and staff. To request the use of the ARS:
Enter a Schedulon request: https://schedulon.med.umich.edu/virtualems/
To complete the request, supply the following information:
For assistance, contact the HITS Service Desk at 734-936-8000 or via the ServiceNow Portal
The TurningPoint 5 software provides a dashboard with tabs for the following areas:
Polling sessions are captured and stored in files with the extension tpzx. Polling results are shown in graphical and table form. Here are the results from a multiple-choice question:
Turning Technologies provides on-line tutorial for all aspects of audience response system (ARS) at the following link:
For a quick poll, the easiest option is to use Anywhere Polling in the TurningPoint software. For Anywhere Polling, only the clickers and the thumb drive are required. Since the TurningPoint software is stored on storage receiver unit, no software need be downloaded software to a local machine. Anywhere Polling allows for polling by asking verbal questions.
In addition, polling can occur on top of an application, such as a PDF file, Word document, or web page. There are no restrictions in terms of the type of application that can be used. When displaying a page on the laptop while doing Anywhere Polling, the polling results and a snapshot of whatever is displayed on the screen is captured in the results file.
To learn about the process of Anywhere Polling, view the following short presentations at the following external links:
During the Presentation - 2 minutes and 41 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/QuickPollDuring.mp4
After the Presentation - 2 minutes and 8 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/QuickPollAfter.mp4
A nine page summary of information is available at the following link: http://www.turningtechnologies.com/pdf/TrainingDocuments/AnywherePollingNewUsersQuickPoll.pdf
To create polling questions in PowerPoint, TurningPoint provides a Wizard to format the polling questions using PowerPoint Polling. This option provides additional features such as displaying the correct answer when the poll closes and providing options to score questions.
To learn about the process of Enhanced Polling, view the following short presentations at the following external links:
Before the Presentation - 2 minutes and 3 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/PowerPointPollingBeforethePresentation.mp4
During the Presentation - 2 minutes and 34 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/PowerPointPollingDuringthePresentation.mp4
After the Presentation - 1 minutes and 4 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/PowerPointPollingAfterthePresentation.mp4
An eleven page summary of information is available at the following link: http://www.turningtechnologies.com/pdf/TrainingDocuments/PowerPoint_Polling.pdf
Question lists can be used with both Anywhere Polling and Self-paced polling. Question lists are created using a Wizard that guides through the process of each type of questions. To learn about creating and using a question list, view the following short presentations at the following external links:
Before the Presentation - 1 minutes and 27 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/AnywherePollingwithaQuestionListBeforethePresentation.mp4
During the Presentation - 1 minutes and 53 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/AnywherePollingwithaQuestionListDuringthePresentation.mp4
After the Presentation - 1 minutes and 3 seconds http://www.turningtechnologies.com/videos/training/tp5/AnywherePollingwithaQuestionListAfterthePresentation.mp4
An eleven page summary of information is available at the following link: http://www.turningtechnologies.com/pdf/TrainingDocuments/AnywherePollingNewUsersQuestionList.pdf
The software may be downloaded from this folder on MBox -
Using a web browser, go to the following link: https://umich.box.com/v/TurningPoint
While the PC - Install Version is preferred, installing the software on Windows requires administrative rights on the machine. If you do not have administrative rights, such as with a CoreImage machine, select the PC - No Install option.