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Example of the TurningPoint Clickers tool in Isaak/Sakai
Example of the TurningPoint Clickers tool in Isaak/Sakai

The Isaak/Sakai TurningPoint Clickers tool can help manage the use of the Turning Technologies hardware and software clickers.

The tool will automatically create a Turning Technology account once accessed by an individual student. In addition, it will allow students to register hardware and/or software clicker ids.

In addition, this tool integrated with the Turning Point 8 software to allow for the download of class lists and the upload of student grades.


[edit] Enabling the Integration

Login to Sakai and navigate to the course in question. Then choose Site Info > Manage tools. Scroll to the bottom of the long list of tools and click the Heading labelled "Plugin Tools". This menu lists the external tools we have integrated with Sakai. Check TurningPoint Clickers > Continue. The next page will give you a summary of the new tools you are adding to your site. Choose Finish to complete the process.

[edit] Using the Sakai Integration as a student

The instructions for using the integration as a student are outlined in the following pdf: PDF Instructions

[edit] Using the Sakai Integration as a course instructor

As a course instruction accessing the tool in Sakai will list the participants of your course who have registered their clicker. As, this part of the integration is primarily to allow students to register their clickers there are no other features for instructors.

[edit] Using the Turning Point 8 Integration as a course instructor

The primary use of the integration by instructors takes place in the Turning Point 8 local software. There are multiple options for download that are provided at: TurningPoint Downloads. There are both install versions for your local machine and no-install versions that you can save to your Turning Technologies receiver. The Turning Point 8 software is also available on classroom computers across the campus.

The instructions for configuring a class with a roster from Sakai and for pushing grades into Sakai are available in pdf for at: PDF Instructions.

[edit] Brock Server Information

The Brock specific configuration information is as follows:

Integration: Sakai

Server Address:

Username: Your Brock Username

Password: Your Brock Password

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