• Software Name: TurningPoint Desktop (PC)
  • Release Date: 03/07/2018
  • Version: 8.5.2
  • Support: support@turningtechnologies.com
  • Language: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish

Minimum System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows® 7, 8.1 or 10 (32 or 64 bit)
  • Local Installation of Microsoft Office® 2007, 2010, 2013, or 2016 (32 or 64 bit) (for PowerPoint Polling and viewing exported reports in Excel)
  • Microsoft NET® 4.5 SP1
  • 2 GHz Dual Core Processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 500 MB hard disk space
  • 1024×768 at 32-bit color or higher resolution, up to 150% DPI (up to 125% for PP Polling recommended)
  • Standard USB 2.0 port (for USB-based hardware devices)
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card
  • An active internet connection for initial account authentication, mobile response usage, and use of cloud features
  • Adobe® Flash Player (for Animated 2D/3D charts)
  • Adobe® Acrobat Reader (for printing and viewing the help options)
  • Java™ 7 Runtime Environment or later (for importing RTF, DOC, DOCX and QTI documents and exporting reports to Excel and CSV)


  • Update – Short answer and numeric questions will be cycled through if a user goes back to their presentation
  • Update – Updated a link for online tutorials
  • Fix – Resolved an issue where legacy LMS users would see an error when results were uploaded


  • New Feature – Save and Upload – Provides users the ability to save and upload results to LMS directly when saving their session. This applies to PowerPoint Polling and Anywhere Polling.
  • New Feature – Automatic Grade Upload – Provides users the ability to automatically upload results of newly registered participants on sessions that have been previously uploaded. This can be turned on and off in your software preferences.
  • New Feature – See all Responses for Short Answer/Numeric Response – Provides presenters the ability to view all responses for short answer and numeric responses instead of the top 6 responses.
  • New Feature – Updated WordCloud – Updated WordCloud to be its own question type instead of needing to ask a short answer question first. Existing WordCloud slides will still work properly.
  • New Feature – View Participant Activity – Instructors are now notified when participants leave the Android/iOS mobile app when using mobile response. This setting can be turned on and off in messaging during the presentation.
  • New Feature – Response Counter – Added response counter back with fixes to resolve an issue where polling would automatically close.
  • New Feature – Results Slide – Instructors can now choose to show the results from a specific polling question later in their presentation and show results again at a later time.
  • New Feature – Updated Charts – Updated charts to increase stability and improve overall performance for presentations.
  • New Feature – Participant Subscription Notice – Presenters can now know exactly when participant subscriptions will expire. This will allow them to contact them from the software to have them renew their subscription to continue receiving credit.
  • New Feature – Feedback Portal – Created a new feedback portal that will allow users to submit feature requests, feature enhancements and communicate with the Product Management team on their requests. You can access this through the Feedback button in the TurningPoint dashboard.
  • Update – Export Session Update – Passwords are now optional when exporting a session through the software to make it easier for instructors to share session data with TA’s and other Instructors.
  • Update – Polish Translations – The software is now translated so support Polish speaking language.
  • Update – Added Version Number to Bottom of Software – Added full software version to the bottom of the software so users can easily see which version they are on.
  • Update – Updated Default for Saving Presentation to exclude PowerPoint Presentation – This is to eliminate issues users would face with long load times and extremely large session files. Existing users will need to opt into this setting from their software preferences.
  • Update – Added Copy to Clipboard for Grade Upload – Added a copy to clipboard feature for instructors who get the prompt that some of their participants are not being uploaded.  This will give them the ability to easily contact those affected participants.
  • Fix – Resolved and issue where participant points were not being handled properly with sync integration.
  • Fix – Resolved an issue where users would not have a recently saved session selected when returning to the Manage tab.
  • Fix – Resolved an issue where some user’s offline passwords were not working properly.
  • Fix – Resolved an issue where the down arrow would not advance the slide show with the slide export option


  • Update – Added basic charts to preferences to increase presentation performance
  • Fix – Resolved issue where Sakai users were unable to upload total point columns
  • Fix – Resolved issue where setting chart labels to bullets was not working properly
  • Fix – Resolved issue where devices would be duplicated when merging sessions


  • Fix – Bug that duplicated students when session was imported
  • Fix – Bug that caused excluded sessions to be uploaded to LMS
  • Fix – Bug that disallowed Canvas users to see buttons


  • Fix – Issue where some new users could not create accounts through single sign-on


  • Fix – Bug that rounded partial scores when uploading to LMS


  • New Feature – Offline receiver renewal
  • New Feature – Manual course download from TurningPoint web
  • Update – Messaging for auto sync notification
  • Fix – Bug to prevent upload grades button being visible when not applicable
  • Fix – Bug that caused countdown timer object to overlap in edit mode
  • Fix – Bug to display correct help text for slide rendering setting in preferences
  • Fix – Bug that redirected users to account upon sign in