Classroom Technology Updates

For fall, Academic Technology Services has made two major updates to some of the technology you use in classrooms: Tegrity lecture capture and the TurningPoint clickers.

Tegrity

HTML5 video playback is now available in supported browsers. This provides an improved viewing experience for students, along with greater search capability through the new video tagging feature for faculty. Instructors also now have annotation tools for Mac. We have also enabled an option for instructors to allow student recording uploads. For more information on these new features, please read the upgrade support documentation. Faculty can also register for hands-on training.

TurningPoint student response system (clickers)

For faculty, there is a new registration process with the release of TurningPoint Cloud. All classroom computers will be automatically updated to the new software, but faculty MUST update their accounts at account.turningpoint.com. And if you are using TurningPoint 5 on a personal computer, download the new cloud software in order to continue integrating with Blackboard; old versions will not work. For more information on the new software and registration process, please see visit the TurningPoint documentation and training center.

The upgrade will allow students to use both licensed clickers and ResponseWare accounts interchangeably in a course (instructor permitted). Whether you use ResponseWare or clickers, you will need to purchase a license. Please read and carefully follow the process for rebate information, and to ensure that any previous license for your ResponseWare or clicker device is applied correctly. New TurningPoint users can find information about this service here.