We use it in our town for Town Meeting, there are 288 of us in Town Meeting and it’s been working great for us since 2020 when we couldn’t have met in person yet we had to keep running our town. Town Meeting is the closest form of direct democracy, the legislative branch of our local government. Point Solutions has worked perfectly for us. We log into the app via our cell phones using our credentials and the voting session provided to us by Town Clerk a few days before Town Meeting. We then watch the presentations and discussions on zoom, ideally on a different device (PC, iPads etc.) but use the app on our phones to vote when the voting is opened to us. We can see if our vote was registered as the color of our name changes to teal blue. After a few minutes, the votes display as a bar graph. Seamless. But it does involve tech support and experts to make it happen.
Professors use this app to host polls which are timed with 5 minutes and graded for credit. Continuously the app has forced me to sign in before taking the quizzes 3 or 4 times throughout the semester. This takes up 2-3 minutes of my quiz time. No other app does this, why is the bar lower for educational apps used by institutions? Shouldn’t you hold yourselves to a higher standard considering your platform is used to grade assignments for hundreds of students. Absolutely unacceptable “glitch” that has cost me credit time and time again. I blame the universities for utilizing platforms that have such flagrant holes in their software. Get it together
I had to download this app for my spring term class because my professor required this as a form of attendance meaning we had to use this only in class. When the Coronavirus hit my city everything changed to remote learning so I didn’t have to use the app anymore because I was not attending class. I asked for a refund because I only used the app for a couple of weeks in class and they weren’t able to help me out. Very disappointing that they can’t help out students when they need it. Never using this again.
- Can't go back to previous slides when the teacher goes to fast, unlike other apps like Top Hat. - Slides and quizzes won't load sometimes, requiring me to leave and join again. - One time a quiz didn't load and I got a 0. - Slides are so slow to load that I miss information when the teacher makes changes to the same slide and moves on. - Turning the phone horizontally makes the slide too big and then I have to scroll down to see the rest of the slide.
I have used turning point technologies for several classes. Each class there was a problem. The customer service is TERRIBLE! They give you the run around. I would not recommend. I would give zero stars if that was possible. Wish I never had to use this service. Still waiting on rebate from two months ago. Called and spoke to several different people it’s like they don’t track the communication.
This app is required for some of my classes. I am constantly signed out of my account and during sessions, the app will freeze and I am left unable to respond to questions. This is a waste of $25. 90% of the written reviews are very low star. This will probably be replied to by the company, telling me to use mobile data. I use an iPad. It has no mobile data. Fix your software. You have enough funds.
My phone is ios10 bc it has issues updating. I needed this for a class so I downloaded it, and it let me know I need ios11 or later but I could download the last compatible version of the app. So when I get to class, I cannot even sign in without a message bombarding me that I need to update the app. I thought it downloaded the last compatible version? Needless to say I'm very upset after paying for this and having it not work at all for me.
I had to download this for school. I don’t have a phone or a laptop and therefore was given a 0% for this portion of my grade. I am NOT a fan of, in fact, I abhor all online learning as it is not conducive to those who are unable to have access to these online learning sources. My school also does not provide a laptop or phone or tablet to use their require class material. This app therefore supports the crippling academic environment that the 21st century is trying to inject in all modern brains. This is blasphemy.
On several occasions I have been either locked out of my own account or have been unable to connect to my class session due to some mystery connectivity issue. When a large part of my class is dependent on participation through this app the reliability of this app becomes very important. Unfortunately this app is not very reliable. Very excited to no longer need to use this app.
1. Continuously logs out of sessions during class 2. Runs slow and does not load quickly for the next question 3. Constantly closed questions and needs to be manually opened EVERY TIME! 4. Professors’ lecture freeze and have to restart ALL THE TIME - Overall, inhibits active learning time because it is slow for the professor and the students and malfunction ones frequently.
App works as intended but signs you out every time it updates. I never remember the password for it and have to go through resetting it every time. Because of the layout of the login on both the website and the app, my phone/computer can’t save the user and password. What’s the use of an education app if you can’t even use it when you need it?
I understand the need for it in a class setting but $30? Is that really a fair price for a mandatory thing we need for school? It’d be great if they also added a little notification system for when a question was active
$25 a year!!!! That’s the least expensive plan for a clicker app!!! This is a simple app and they charge $25 a year for their cheapest plan and most people don’t need this app for a whole year. Why don’t they make a 4 month version!! Because after this semester I’ll probably never use it. Way overpriced! I get they have to use servers for this app but servers aren’t nearly that expensive to maintain.
I’ll be in class in a session, my professor opens the polling, and my phone screen does not change. It just says “polling is closed.” I have to leave the session, close the app, reopen, rejoin, and enter my response within 30 seconds to get credit. Because this app is unreliable I am losing points in my class.
This is a scummy business, they know that they’re exploiting students who have a class where it is mandatory for them to dl this app and they choose to charge an exorbitant price for an app who’s simplicity should make it free, I hope eventually that there is a law against this and I hope the creators know that they are actively hurting the advancement of the human species
Constantly is kicking me out of all sessions. Barely manage to answer questions that are sequence. Help site requires different account than response system. Garbage. Thanks for helping bring down my attendance grade *sarcasm Here’s to hoping the browser based response system will work better.
Should not have to sign in over and over this day and age. My grade should not be hurt because timed questions where I’m signed out just when I go to answer on your app. At the very least at a remember login ability.
Consistently logged us out and a month into the school year our teacher has only gotten it to work once. After I purchase a subscription it should work but it doesn’t for several classes. Just a bad app and system
I have numerous issues with the app and it not working when it should. This really disrupts the learning process; especially during IMCQs. Overall, I have more frustration with the app, than satisfaction.
Yes this app serves it’s function, but it needs to modernize. Most importantly a new UI would be nice. I’d like to see other features like a geofence enabled sign in near a host computer. It’s 2019, an app that lets me submit “A B C or D” is a waste of space.
I have to use this for 2 classes at my university and this is how profs take attendance and they are graded questions. Almost everyday my app just stops working and bugs out so I never get a good grade in my clicker questions. If you have the option, GET THE PHYSICAL CLICKER!
The app refuses to sync with my profile which is absolutely unacceptable. I am unable to use this app because every time I hit the sign in button an error immediately pops up. I’m disgusted. I can’t even login to the app.
The PointSolutions polling app (formerly TurningPoint) allows you to use your web-enabled device to respond to questions in real time and self-paced modes. PointSolutions is proven to increase retention and engage learners while allowing instructors to collect data to ensure comprehension. A variety of subscription options are available. FEATURES & FUNCTIONS: • Questions and response options are displayed on your device when polling is opened so that you can answer in real time or at your own pace during self-paced assessments. • Screen displays group responses, user response and indicates correct answer when polling is closed • Multiple choice, multiple response, hotspot, numeric response, true/false and short answer, open-ended question types available • Respond to attendance prompts • View courses you're enrolled in and track grade data • Ability to send messages to communicate questions or concerns to the presenter • Navigate through self-paced assessments in various ways: swiping, navigation carousel, question list view NOTE: PointSolutions mobile is compatible with iOS 13 and above. Users participating in sessions with previous OS versions can participate using a web browser by visiting ttpoll.com. Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.