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TurningPoint

We provide support for a hardware-based audience voting system called TurningPoint. A number of Schools have purchased large numbers of TurningPoint handsets for their students. There are currently TurningPoint receivers permanently installed in 11 teaching spaces on the Mile End and Whitechapel campuses.

We are currently unable to support the use of TurningPoint hardware in teaching spaces on our campuses.

We do not have any licenses for the web-based version

We have institutional licenses for Mentimeter and Padlet

Location of receivers

The following lecture theatres have a TurningPoint receiver permanently installed in them. If you are teaching in these rooms, you do not need to take a receiver.

Building Room
Mile End Campus
People’s Palace Great Hall
Skeel LT
Arts Two Arts Two LT
Bancroft Building Mason LT
Geography Draper’s LT
Graduate Centre Peston LT
G.O. Jones G.O. Jones LT
F.E Fogg Fogg LT
Whitechapel Campus
Blizard Perrin LT
Alexandra Wing (RLH) Bearstead LT

The E-Learning Unit also have a TurningPoint receiver with a maximum audience size of 250, so if you are teaching in a space which does not have a receiver permanently installed, you can borrow a receiver from us. Get in touch with us on elearning@qmul.ac.uk. Please note that we will only lend the receiver on a per session basis, not for extended periods of time.

Getting clickers/handsets

If you are a member of staff in the following Schools, then your School has access to TurningPoint handsets, please contact your school office to find out how they are being used:

  • Undergraduate Medicine (MBBS) – if you teach on the MBBS programme, you can borrow clickers from the Student Office in the Garrod Building.
  • Economics and Finance
  • Biological and Chemical Sciences
  • Engineering and Materials Science

If you are not in any of these Schools and would like to borrow some handsets to use the system, the E-Learning Unit has around 75 handsets which you can borrow on a per session basis. Please email us on elearning@qmul.ac.uk.

Buying new clickers or receivers

We do not have any central funding for buying new TurningPoint equipment. The receivers in the lecture theatres have licenses which will last until 2028. If you need to get hold of new TurningPoint hardware, you will have to find the budget for this yourself and contact TurningPoint directly to make your purchase.

For further information about TurningPoint at QMUL including tutorials on how to use the system and tips from members of staff who currently use the system, please visit the Resources for TurningPoint users area on QMplus (QMplus login required).

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