TurningPoint for students

A Turning account is required for all users. If you don't have an account yet, you can create one directly from WebCampus. A University email address, e.g, @nevada.unr.edu, is recommended but not required for Turning account registration. If you already have an account you will need to log in your account from WebCampus to link them (your WebCampus account and Turning account) together. You only have to do it once. You need a valid Turning subscription to use TurningPoint.
Refer to the information below to create and register your Turning account, connect it with WebCampus, purchase a subscription, and download the mobile app.

Turning account registration, WebCampus (Canvas) connection, and subscription

Step 1: Log into WebCampus using your NetID and password.


Step 2: Access the Turning Account registration page.

On the "Global Navigation Menu," click on the "Account" icon/link and then click on the "Turning Account Registration" link. You will be taken to your Turning account registration/login page. See Figure 1 for a visual example.

Figure 1. A screenshot of the "Global Navigation Menu" in WebCampus. The left rail contains action items, such as "Account," "Dashboard" and "Courses." An orange circle shows users where to click on "Account" icon/link. An arrow points to the "Turning Account Registration" link (circled in orange), where users can click to access the Turning Account Registration page.
Figure 1. A screenshot of the "Global Navigation Menu" in WebCampus. The left rail contains action items, such as "Account," "Dashboard" and "Courses." An orange circle shows users where to click on "Account" icon/link. An arrow points to the "Turning Account Registration" link (circled in orange), where users can click to access the Turning Account Registration page.

Step 3: Create and link your Turning account.

On the Turning account login page, your email will already be populated on the page. See Figure 2 below for a visual example of the following instructions:

A screenshot of the Turning Technologies account registration page. A box where an email address can be entered. An Next button for users to click and start the registration process.
Figure 2. A screenshot of the Turning Technologies account registration page. A box where an email address can be entered. An Next button for users to click and start the registration process. 

If you do not have a Turning account. If you do not have a Turning account, enter your UNR student email (highly recommended) and click on Next. A verification email will be sent to the email address you entered. Click on the verification link in the email to complete the registration process. Be sure to choose "Participant" as your role.

If you do have a Turning account. Click on the "Sign In" link to sign into your account. This will link your Turning Account with WebCampus and sync your classroom participation grades.

NOTE: You do not have to use your University-issued student email address. However, using the University-issued student email address allows you to purchase a one-year subscription at a discounted price ($15/year). You may change your email address after creating and logging into your Turning account.


Step 4: Purchase a subscription.

After you finish the registration process, you will continue the registration wizard and purchase a subscription. Click on the Let’s get started button to continue.

Screen clipping of the first step in the registration wizard. The text states 'Welcome! Let's get you ready for class! We will walk you through what you need to do to recieve credit.' A button is shown which reads: 'Let's get started'.
Figure 3. Screen clipping of the first step in the registration wizard. The text states 'Welcome! Let's get you ready for class! We will walk you through what you need to do to recieve credit.' A button is shown which reads: 'Let's get started'.

You will see the 1-year subscription option on the next screen ($15 for UNR student email address; $24.99 for non-UNR student email address). Check that option and click on Next.

Screenshot of the subscription selection interface of the registration wizard. The option for 'I need to purchase a subscription and the radio button for a 1 year subscription $15.00' is circled and labeled as (1). The 'Next' button is labeled as (2).
Figure 4. Screenshot of the subscription selection interface of the registration wizard. 'I need to purchase a subscription' and the radio button for a 1 year subscription $15.00 is circled and labeled as (1). The 'Next' button is labeled as (2).
On the following screen, check the option “Only use mobile device”, and click on Next again to continue the process and purchase the subscription.
A screenshot of the 'Response' device selection step of the registration wizard showing the option 'I am going to only use my mobile device' circled and the radio button for 'Only use mobile device' selected. There is an arrow point at the 'Next' button.
Figure 5. A screenshot of the 'Response' device selection step of the registration wizard showing the option 'I am going to only use my mobile device' circled and the radio button for 'Only use mobile device' selected. There is an arrow point at the 'Next' button.

After you make the purchase, you will see on your profile that you have an active subscription with the expiration date. You should also see a green check mark under Learning Management System, indicating your WebCampus account is connected with the Turning account. You are ready to participate in the classroom polling activities.

A screenshot of the summary screen showing an active subscription of TurningPoint and a green checkmark listed under the heading 'Learning Management Systems'.
Figure 6. A screenshot of the summary screen showing an active subscription of TurningPoint and a green checkmark listed under the heading 'Learning Management Systems'.

TurningPoint subscriptions/licenses

A subscription is required for all students. Students' response to polling questions cannot be tracked and recorded without a valid license. You can purchase the subscription directly from the Turning Technologies online store.

Log in to your Turning account and follow Step Four above to purchase a subscription.

Subscription prices

  • 1-Year Subscription: $15.00 (with a UNR student email address), or $24.99 (with a non-University of Nevada, Reno email address).

TurningPoint mobile app

Students respond to polling questions in class using the TurningPoint app on their mobile device (smart phones & tablets). The app can be downloaded for free from the App Store or GooglePlay. A subscription is required to use the app. You do not need to register your phone in your Turning Technologies account. You just need to log in to your account in the app.

Using the TurningPoint mobile app in class

Follow the steps below to participate in the polling activities in class using the TurningPoint app:

  • Open the TurningPoint app on your mobile device
  • Log in to your Turning Technologies account (if you are not logged in)
  • Enter the session ID, and tap Join Session. (You may be asked for your name.)
  • You are ready to participate.

Note: You don't need to log in every time to use the app. Once you log in, you should be kept logged in for some time. You do need to enter a session ID for each class.

The web (browser) version of the TurningPoint app can be accessed from your Turning Technologies account dashboard. Go to the TurningPoint participant website ttpoll.com, sign in to your account, enter the session ID. You are ready to participate