Leicester School of Biological Sciences

18 January 2010

Working with Groups in Turning Point

Filed under: how_to, voting — Tags: , , — jobadge @ 1:21 pm

The electronic voting system Turning Point, can be used to collate information from various groups in one audience.

There are two methods to do this:

1. Team assignment

Insert a ‘team assignment’ slide and change the teams to represent the ggroups you are working with (e.g. Medical genetics students/ Biol Sci students or school 1/ school 2 etc)

Have the participants register with their team using this slide as the opening voting slide. use the ‘team scoring reports’ to provide analysis on overal comparative data between teams on each question.


2. Create a participant list split into groups

More comlicated, but ensures that particular handsets are allocated to particular groups.

Use a barcode scanner to read the device IDs on the handsets into an excel spreadsheet. Allocate the device IDs to groups by typing/ pastingĀ a group name next each entry. Save as /csv format (comma separated file).

Go to Turning point and create a participant list: ‘participants>participant list wizard’. Use the default settings to create a very simple template with only one field in which the group name can be entered. Create the number of groups required. Import the .csv file with the devide IDs and then manually add to the groups (check box). Save the participant list and re-use when voting with the groups.

Tip for session management: you can merge two sessions (i.e. voting on the same questions before and after an event) if they were saved separately.

If you can rely on your audience (!) you can se the first slide of your questions to be a Team Assignment slide.

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