Self-paced polling

Conducting a Self-Paced Polling session

Learn how to conduct a Self-Paced Polling session in your face-to-face class.

Self-Paced Polling is generally used for administering quizzes and exams in a classroom. Your students take a paper-based quiz while using the TurningPoint app on their mobile devices to record their answers. The quizzes are auto-graded, excluding short answer or essay questions. Below is the procedure of administering a quiz or exam using Self-Paced Polling.

Launch and log in to the TurningPoint desktop app. Click Enable under Mobile Responses, then Start Session to generate a session ID.

Make sure the course and the question list are selected. If you do not yet have a question list, please refer to Creating a Question List in Turning. Click Start now under Self-Paced Polling to begin.

A screenshot of the Polling tab in the TurningPoint desktop app, with arrows pointing to the course list and the question list. Mobile responses and the Self-paced polling tile are highlighted

[Figure 1] Screenshot of the Polling tab in the TurningPoint desktop app, with arrows pointing to the course and question list. Mobile responses and the Self-paced polling tile are highlighted.

The Self-Paced Polling window will open. Click Accept Sign In at the top left corner to continue.

A screenshot of the self-paced polling window, with an arrow pointing to the Accept Sign In button

[Figure 2] Screenshot of the self-paced polling window, with an arrow pointing to the Accept Sign In button.

Another dialogue box will open, where you can adjust quiz settings and enter a custom message that will display to students once they have completed the quiz. The custom message is optional and the default text is “Test received.” Click OK to continue. (Note: For Participant Sign In, use the default option: Off.)

A screenshot of the dialogue box with test options for self-paced polling

[Figure 3] Screenshot of the dialogue box with test options for self-paced polling.

You will be brought back to the self-pace polling window. Click Start Polling to begin the quiz.

A screenshot of the self-paced polling window, with arrows pointing to the Start Polling button

[Figure 4] A screenshot of the self-paced polling window, with arrows pointing to the Start Polling button.

Hand out the paper quiz for students to begin. From the polling window under the Session ID, you can see how many students have logged in to the session and completed the exam. Under the Status column, a green triangle indicates the exam is in progress, and a check mark in a green circle indicates the student has submitted the quiz. Students will receive the “Completed Test Message” upon completion.

A screenshot of self-paced polling window where exam progress can be viewed

[Figure 5] Screenshot of self-paced polling window where exam progress can be viewed.

Live Results allows you to view students’ progress while they are taking the exam. Do not project this screen!

When the time is up, click Stop Polling to end the exam. Click the Save button to save the results on your flash drive or network drive, or upload to Nevada Box.

A screenshot of the self-paced polling window after the polling has closed, with the Save button highlighted

[Figure 6] Screenshot of the self-paced polling window after polling has closed, with the Save button highlighted.