Great way to enhance training 5/5
By K9 Muscle
I have been using TurningPoint for a few years now and this software has really enhanced our employee training.
Signout issue 1/5
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?
BEST APP EVER 5/5
I LOVE FAILING CHEM
Student problems 1/5
By Anonymous Lumpfish
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.
Why is this not free?????? Kahoot is better. I miss tophat the OG.
Greatest app ever made 5/5
I really enjoy getting to use this app to answer questions during one of the most exhilarating lectures I will ever take part in.
There were too many issues and ultimately delaying classes, very unreliable.
Waste of money 1/5
Ridiculously overpriced and unnecessary when things like Kahoot exist for free.
Compability issues 1/5
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.
Needs update 2/5
By Michael AV
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.
$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.
A Joke 1/5
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.
Good but over priced for what it does 3/5
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
Kinda a drag 1/5
This app doesn’t bang
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!
So many connection drops and hangs 1/5
only get connection drops when poll is closed it doesn’t close for me so i have to exit and reopen session every time for next question. Completely useless
Freezes and logs you out 1/5
Constantly crashes and have to constantly resign into the session, making me nearly miss many clicker questions in classes
Terrible app 1/5
After paying a subscription fee you’d expect the app to work well but no, it keeps closing out during quizzes making me lose points in class. Someone should please fix this!
Complete Garbage 1/5
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.
Not a good app 1/5
Horrible and terrible app that keeps disconnecting and I loose lecture questions because of it.
Good most of the time. 3/5
It really needs a stability update.
Crashes easily and doesn’t allow responses 1/5
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.
Horrid and unreliable 1/5
This app deserves 0 stars. Takes 10 minutes or more to load or says there is an invalid ID.
All of a sudden, it keeps freezing on one questions and I have to close the app and rejoin the session for it to work. So annoying especially that you need to have pay to have a plan.
Bad app 1/5
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.
Give us an exponent function 3/5
I can’t just add 22 zeroes just to show 2e-22
Great tool! 5/5
While there is no such thing as a perfect app, I dig this more than any other classroom tool I’ve paid for.
Great tool! 5/5
Love, love, love it!
Best Polling Software on Market by Far!!!!!! 5/5
By Dr Mazhut
Absolutely amazing software. I am saving so much time and the students are all participating! I have seen my student attendance dramatically increase and their grades are almost a full 15% higher than before. I do not know how I was able to get by without this for so long! I have tried some other companies as well and could not get even minimal support where as Turning Tech has multiple teams in place to assist. Not only do they help with Tech issues, they also have a dedicated phone line just for students, and they have teams that are experts in implementation, training and they even help incorporate pedagogies into lecture! I love this because I do not have to e an expert. I simply give the phone number to the students and their problems get fixed almost instantly each time. I want to say one more time how amazing this software is, it is unbelievable. It is much more reliable and effective than the other companies versions. Turning recently changed their software and the new version is the single best tool I have to use in my classrooms! Trust me and call Turning Technologies as fast as you can, you will thank me!
Login and Delay Issues 2/5
By GameCenter of Awesomeness
I mean, as a replacement for an $80 clicker, the app is very efficient in that regard. However, with this being said, there are a few critical issues that really need some fixing. For one, the app doesn’t seem to retain login information whenever I close and open the app — I have to sign in and through all the login screens and it really unpairs my ability to focus at whatever is being said at the beginning of class because I’m scrambling to sign in before the first clicker question. Further, there seems to be a lag when the questions are shown to when the questions appear on the app, which compounds to even less time to answer each question.
Looking through the reviews, it seems like these things have been an issue for a while which is very disheartening. But it looks like a dev is allowing contact for support on these issues, so hopefully I can put in my two cents to help possibly fix some of this.
Overall, I would recommend this app over a clicker, but It needs some work.
Needs to save login information 1/5
I was signed out suddenly and missed a lot of points. Please fix this
Saves Login Info 5/5
App saves login info for me just fine. Perfect replacement for the clicker. Works quickly and smoothly
Barely Works 1/5
Questions never load in real time so people end up missing questions in lecture. Login information is never saved so we have to go through the process every time. This app need some work done.
Really HELPS 5/5
This app does not make me resign in every time. I read that was a problem with the app but I believe that fixed that:) for me the app is way more convenient than carrying a clicker around
Signs you out after a very short period 2/5
The app still continually signs me out after a very short period. This normally would just be annoying but when the use of the app is time based from when the professor announces and then opens the question to when when they close it. I don’t puke having to rush to log in and then enter a session id and username. The app should just require a session id in order to save time. If the issue is security then Touch ID or a pin should be used in order to save the session.
Bad App, Bad Company 1/5
I have a class that required a clicker or clicker app, so I tried to save some money and get the app and just pay $30 for a subscription. Everyone’s app was extremely glitchy (including mine), so the professor suggested we all just get actual clickers. I then paid $75.50 for a clicker with a subscription, and found out from a TurningPoint help desk that I can’t get a refund for my now useless $30 subscription. Turning Technologies is a terrible company, and it’s sad I’m forced to use them.
Needs to save login information 1/5
The app needs to either save my login information, or extend the session times so that I can stay logged in for weeks at a time. I’m tired of losing points because the professor says “time for a turning point question” and the class is over by the time I’ve finished logging in, entering a session ID, the entering a user ID. Then it seems like the next day I go to launch turning point and I’m logged out again.
Alternative suggestion: enable Touch ID, or the use of a PIN.
Edit: Lowering my rating even more because the login issue has apparently existed for over a year and the developer doesn’t seem to care. I’ve worked on an iOS dev team for a large corporation and there’s no excuse for not fixing a simple complaint that is this widespread.
Login, guys, c'mon now. 1/5
Look. One star. It could be 5. Make the login go to Touch ID. Must be faster. Change this and I vow I will delete this review (we can do that, right?) and replace it with a 5 star review. Get me in my in-class quiz from opening the app to being in the quiz. It needs to be that level of speed.
By Mike Psych
Terrible app. Makes you sign in too many times. Completely wastes the time you need to answer a question. Makes me miss all the questions because of how long it takes to get to the question. Sometimes it won’t even show the question after I do sign in 8 times. What’s the point of making an app if you’re just gonna make it impossible to use?
Can’t save my user ID 2/5
I wish I could save my user ID into the app. It’s very frustrating that I lose points on questions in class because I’m having to enter in more than just the session ID. The physical clicker saves my user ID, so I don’t see why the app can’t.
I’m not sure if it was an update or what but it signs me out and I have to change my password every single time I open the app. I’ve paid money to not be able to respond in a class I’ve also paid for???? So I’m just wasting money. 🤦🏾♀️
Forced BS App 1/5
Clicker died and can't buy a clicker without another subscription. So I downloaded the app. What a POS. Always signs me out, interface doesn't work so typing in the fields is a loss cause, and no easy way to add your subscription code.
Zero stars 1/5
It's an interesting concept but very poorly executed. Just finished a session involving this app and it was just miserable. Polls wouldn't launch. Polls that did launch were out of sync with the presenter. Results wouldn't populate. Results that did populate were not the same between what my app showed and what the presenter showed. Total crap, don't waste your time.
Fix it 1/5
Fix your app and give me credit back for the points I've lost in my class because the app signs me out constantly. You guys are pathetic, you take money from students for pointless technology and then screw them over too. Nice.
Had to have it for a class 2/5
My main complaint is that I have to log in every time I show up to class. It would be nice to just open the app and have it remember my log in info.
Logs Out Too Often 2/5
It works when it works, but for a service I paid for to use in class, I expected the devs to put more effort into thinking about the usability and convenience from students' perspectives.
Seriously. Having to login almost daily on this app is a pain. Give me an option to authenticate myself using Touch ID or a PIN. I shouldn't have to type in my full email/password combo. It takes too long and even the professor gets annoyed.
Just a poorly executed app. Not on a technical level, but on a conceptual one. Little thought put into how the enduser would ACTUALLY use the app.
Automatically Logs out after some time 1/5
Fix the bugs 1/5
Tapping dialogue boxes to enter email and password doesn't register, but will lag and register all at once and thinks I tried tapping create new account. Then I have to try opening up the dialogue box again. I've lost points because of this bug and not being able to answer the questions in time. Also don't make me sign in every time I open the app.