TurningPoint: Instructor - Create Account and Download Software

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Instructor - Create Account

A Turning Account is a unique identifier that is used to tie together all software accounts and response devices. A Turning Account is required for use with Turning Technologies products. 

NOTE: You only need to create an account once. You will not need to do this each semester.


1. Go to https://instructor.turningtechnologies.com

2. Enter your email address and click Create Account

Email highlighted at the create account view Create account highlighted on the creating account screen

3. A pop up will appear in which you can click on Skip since you are an instructor.

Important information pop-up with skip button on bottom right

4. Check your email to find the verification email. 

Verification sent to email address

5. Click the link within the email to verify your Turning Account.

Verification link in email

NOTE: If you did not receive the verification email, click the Resend Verification button in your Turning Account (also check your Junk or Clutter folder).

6. Select Instructor and click Next. Enter all required fields as noted by the asterisks. 

7. Select the checkbox to agree to comply with the End-User License Agreement and Terms of Use and click Next

8. Enter and confirm your password in the fields provided and click Next.

**Important - When entering in a password, DO NOT enter in your LSU password, choose a different password.**

NOTE: The password must be at least eight characters long and contain one lowercase letter, one uppercase letter and one number. 

Entering account information

9. Click Finish. The Turning Account Dashboard will now be displayed.


Download TurningPoint 

The TurningPoint 8.1 software is accessible through the Turning Account website.

IMPORTANT: Please note that TurningPoint 8 is NOT backwards compatible. For example, if an instructor has TurningPoint 8 on their desktop and goes into a lecture hall with a podium computer that has TurningPoint Cloud, it will not work. Anything created in TurningPoint 8 cannot be used in older versions. However, anything created in older versions of TurningPoint can be brought into TurningPoint 8 and slides will work successfully. If you are not sure which version your organization supports please check with your administrator.

  1. Go to https://instructor.turningtechnologies.com or download it from the Turning Technologies website.

  2. Select Downloads from the top menu.

Downloads tab at top of page

  • NOTE: If you do not have a Turning Account, enter your First Name, Last Name and Email in the appropriate fields, select Instructor and click Create Account. If you already have a Turning Account, enter your Username and Password in the appropriate fields and click Sign In.


3. From the Downloads menu, select either the PC - Install version or Mac - No Install version.

TurningPoint 8 PC and Mac installation options


4. Save the file to a specified location, then open it and follow the installation instructions.


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Faculty Technology Center at (225) 578-3375, option 2 or email ftc@lsu.edu.



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