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Five Reasons to Use TurningPoint for Evaluations

April 19, 2017

The end of the semester is almost here, and it is time once again to gather student feedback in the form of class evaluations. Although no one’s favorite part of a class, they often serve an important function as the university’s primary means of gauging students’ perceptions of a course.

TurningPoint interactive polling and assessment software is a straightforward and user-friendly alternative to both paper-and-pencil and computer-based evaluation methods, enabling instructors to customize survey questions to their department or class, and drill down for feedback on specific topics.

The Advantages are Clear


1. Simple
TurningPoint is an easy-to-use solution with a minimal learning curve. Instructors can create the evaluation questions using the Self-Paced Polling feature in the same simple way they would create a multiple choice test. Additionally, it would be easy for someone new to the software to walk in and administer an evaluation if the professor isn’t comfortable doing so.

2. Secure
Encryption ensures security of evaluation data.

3. Anonymous
The anonymity gives students a safe environment to share their honest opinions.

4. Affordable
Using TurningPoint for evaluations requires no additional cost as the same mobile devices or response clickers that students have been using throughout the course can be leveraged. The use of TurningPoint for evaluations maximizes student investment and reduces the costs of manual processing of evaluation sheets.

5. Efficient
Near-immediate digital results are transmitted and received once the evaluation is complete. No need to wait on scanning and reporting of feedback.

With all of these features in place, TurningPoint interactive polling software helps to ensure evaluations are far from busy work, but instead a truly valuable tool used to improve the learning environment.