Interactive Voting Tools Training


Course overview


1 hour

Delivery method

Training room based in a local setting

Who it is suitable for

This session is suitable for those who wish to try using TurningPoint voting software, sometimes known as clickers, to create interactive lectures and improve student engagement with content through answering questions, offering an opinion or providing feedback.  

Participants should have a basic understanding of PowerPoint.

The course will make reference to the Professional Development Gateway course Interactive Voting Tools. Participants may find it useful to look at the course prior to signing up for this session.


This session will introduce you to the voting software TurningPoint.

The introduction will touch on the benefits of polling and how this can be used in teaching and learning. We will then cover the essential aspects of how to use this software within PowerPoint, starting with a range of different question types and objects. We will create some sample questions, or you can bring your own question exemplars to try within the session. There will be a demonstration of how to introduce team competitions to your teaching. We will also explore a range of options the software offers, and how to run voting sessions with students, including ResponseWare web-enabled voting. We will conclude with the reporting options available to save data from each session.

By the end of the session participants will have:

  • created questions using the different types available
  • incorporated voting questions in to your existing PowerPoint presentations
  • understood how clickers and ResponseWare can be used in teaching and learning
  • run a voting session with students
  • generated report data from a voting session

How to book

Each of the college partnership managers has oversight of the training for their college please contact:

College of Arts and Law

College of Medical and Dental Sciences

College of Social Sciences

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences