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AuthorJan Dougherty
Last Updated

Oct 2020 

TurningPoint clicker questions can be directly integrated into PowerPoint presentations.  This can be done either with an existing PowerPoint presentation or with a new one.


Launch the TurningPoint software and choose “PowerPoint Polling”.  

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PowerPoint will launch with a special add-in that provides the TurningPoint functions.  On Windows, this appears as a tab in the ribbon.  On Mac OS, this appears as a floating menu.


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You can open Existing PowerPoint files and create non-interactive slides with the built-in Powerpoint tools.


To create a slide with a clicker question on it,  click “New” on the TurningPoint tab or menu. Then choose the type of question that you’d like to create.

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Students with the NXT or QT clickers can answer any question type.  Then, simply click on the title to enter the question.  

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For multiple choice slides, click on the answer choices to enter them. You can add additional answer choices by pressing enter.

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To set a correct answer, click on “Scoring Options” to the right.  You can then choose the correct answer and point value for the question. Multiple answers can be marked correct on a multiple choice question.  For short answer questions, type the correct keywords in the box separated by semicolons (;).

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On multiple-choice questions, you can display the correct answer with a correct answer indicator.  To create one, choose “Correct Answer Indicator” and your preferred shape from the “Objects” menu.

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The correct answer will then be displayed after polling is completed for the question.  It will display immediately if you’re running the presentation on a Mac, or after you advance the slides once on a PC.


Launch the TurningPoint software and choose “PowerPoint Polling”.  

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To show the PowerPoint on Windows, press F5, or use the regular “View Slideshow” commands.  On a Mac, click the “Start” icon on your TurningPoint toolbar.