Set Up an Offline Password for TurningPoint (Clickers)


TurningPoint (TP) requires an internet connection for use. When you attempt to launch TP without an Internet connection, you will be prompted to enter your email address and the offline password to continue. If you are using a personal computer or device, it is recommended that you set up offline access for TurningPoint so that you can poll with clickers if you do not have internet access. You will need to have an internet connection in order to set up the offline password on your own laptop.

Set up your offline password

  1. Launch the TurningPoint application on your computer and log into your Turning account.
  2. Click on the gear icon on the user Dashboard to open the Preferences window.
  3. Select the Software option.
  4. Click Change Password under the Offline Password option.
  5. Enter and confirm your offline password in the text entry boxes provided. Passwords must contain a minimum of eight characters including one upper case, one lower case and one number.

NOTE: If you are using a UMD classroom computer and have no internet connection, you will be prompted to enter an offline password after your initial login. Create and confirm the offline password using the steps listed above. If you wish to disable the message, simply select Do not show this message again and select Cancel. Offline passwords are linked to each computer and save only to the particular computer you are using. If you are using TP in multiple classrooms and wish to set an offline password for a particular computer, you will need to set an offline password for each computer you use.