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Office of the Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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New York, NY 10010-5585
135 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor
Office of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Dear Baruch Faculty,
Because Turning Technologies is discontinuing its support for the previous version of TurningPoint (i.e., the Classroom Student Response System, or “clicker,” software that we use on campus), BCTC will be upgrading to the latest version of the software (TurningPoint 5) this Spring 2015 term. The new version has many new features (including integrated “anywhere” polling and self-paced polling), yet it also retains much of the same look-and-feel and the same functionality as the version we have been using. In addition, we have purchased 10 new receivers and 800 new clickers, which have the following enhanced features: ability for students to see their selected responses displayed on the clicker’s LCD screen as well as the ability to view the battery life and correct channel.
NOTE: the TurningPoint software will be upgraded on the lecterns in all classrooms. If you need any assistance in upgrading the software on your Baruch-owned office computer or laptop, please contact the Help Desk using the contact information below.
If you would like to learn more about the new software, clickers, and receivers, please feel free to attend the workshops listed below, which will cover using TurningPoint 5 with clickers in the classroom. The two sessions, one in the morning, one in the afternoon, have the same content and will take place on Thursday, January 22nd. A clicker expert from Turning Technologies will be conducting the sessions. Also, on that same day, we will also have two “open” sessions, where you can drop by to ask questions one-on-one.
Two introductory workshops on Thursday, January 22
1. 11am-noon in NVC 8-160
2. 2-3PM in NVC 8-160
This introductory workshop will cover the following topics:
* Downloading and Installing Software
* Tour of the Dashboard
* Creating a Presentation
* Hardware Setup
* Running a Presentation
* Saving Sessions
* Generating Reports
RSVP to Kevin Wolff: Kevin.Wolff@baruch.cuny.edu
Two Open Sessions on Thursday, January 22
Feel free to drop by and ask questions of the TurningPoint instructor one-on-one during these “drop-by” hours.
1. Noon-1pm in NVC 8-160
2. 3-4PM in NVC 8-160
Please visit our site for up-to-date information and support materials related to the new TurningPoint 5 version, including FAQs about TurningPoint 5: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/intech/crs.htm
QUESTIONS? Please feel free to contact the Baruch Computing and Technology Center Help Desk with questions, concerns, or your thoughts on the process. For more information on additional workshops, please visit the BCTC Instructional Technology Faculty Workshops site: http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/bctc/training/faculty_training.html
Thank you and we hope to see you at the workshops.
Instructional Technology Team
Baruch Computing and Technology Center
Baruch Computing and Technology Center (BCTC)
Baruch College, City University of New York
151 East 25th Street, Room 618
New York, NY 10010
Help Desk: (646) 312-1010