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Clicker Support Service

Clickers are an effective way to use technology in the classroom to foster interaction in a large group setting.
Booking Clickers

The transmitter required to work with the Clickers used by students in Term 1 & 2 and Phases 2B, 2C and 2E can be booked through the Bracken Library Reservation Desk. The transmitter must be picked up and returned to the Bracken Library Reservation Desk. There are only 3 transmitters available so they should be returned as soon as possible. To book a set of clickers from Bracken Library click here to use the equipment booking form .

For all other Faculty of Health Science learning events, the office of Continuing Health Education also has one set of 40 clickers with a reciever which can be signed out by contacting Cynthia Magnan (x77621).

Download Software

Download the TurningPoint 2008 or the TurningPoint AnyWhere software that matches your machine below. Run the file and follow the on screen instructions. You can also contact Lynel Jackson ( for installation assistance.

Note: TurningPoint 2008 or TurningPoint AnyWhere is required for use with all recievers bookable at Queen's University.

TurningPoint 4.2.3 Windows Office 2003, 2007 2010 32Bit
TurningPoint AnyWhere 2.4 Windows (updated February 2011) Download
TurningPoint Mac / Office 2004 ONLY
TurningPoint Anywhere Mac (updated February 2011)

Windows Requirements
  • Microsoft Windows XP or higher
  • Microsoft Office XP, 2003, or 2007
  • Intel or AMD 600 Mhz class processor (1 GHz or higher recommended)
  • 256 MB RAM (256MB or more of “available” RAM recommended)
  • 60 MB hard disk space (an additional 32 MB is required if you do not have Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 installed).
  • 800x600 resolution at 24-bit color (1024x768 resolution at 32-bit color or higher recommended)
  • Standard USB 1.1/2.0 port
  • Ethernet or 802.11 compatible wireless network card (for vPad and vPad Presenter use)
Mac Requirements
  • Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac*
  • Mac OS X 10.3 or higher
  • G3 processor or better / Intel processors fully supported (Universal Binary)
  • 256 MB RAM (512 MB recommended
  • 10 MB hard disk space
  • Available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 Port
* The Clickers do NOT work with Office 2008 for Mac. If you have Office 2008 and would like to use Clickers, you can set up Boot Camp so that you can run Windows and Office for Windows on your Mac.

Creating the PowerPoint

Follow the steps below to create your first interactive presentation.
  1. Open TurningPoint 2008 using the shortcut on the desktop or the Start menu.
  2. Open an existing powerpoint presentation or create a new one.
  3. Locate the TurningPoint Toolbar on the top portion of your PowerPoint screen and from there, click Insert Slide.
  4. Select a Slide Type from the list and it will be inserted into your presentation.
  5. Type your question into the text box entitled "Enter Question text…".
  6. Type responses into the text box entitled "Enter answer text…" making sure to press Enter/Return after each potential response.
  7. In the TurningPoint Toolbar click Insert Object to add additional control to your slide if desired.
Practice Presentation

From the TurningPoint toolbar, select the Response Device menu and select an option for testing the presentation.

Response Devices is the default setting. This means physical clickers will be used for testing the presentation.
Keyboard Keys 0–9 can be selected to allow input to the presentation using the keyboard, keypad, or number keys.
Simulated Data can be selected and will submit random responses to the presentation.


TurningPoint 4.1 or higher PC Tutorials
TurningPoint AnyWhere PC Tutorials
TurningPoint Mac Tutorials
TurningPoint AnyWhere Mac 2.0 Tutorials

Polling on any question with AnyWhere Mac 2.0 - view short video

Helpful Links

Clickers @ Queens: How to use, download, etc.
Clickers in the Large Classroom: Current Research and Best-Practice Tips