Linking ELMS-Canvas Courses to PointSolutions (Clickers)

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Instructional and assessment delivery for engagement and student feedback.

Registering an Instructor Account through ELMS-Canvas

  1. Log into an ELMS-Canvas course.
  2. Select Clickers from the course menu on the left.
  3. Enter your UMD email address and click Create. (You only need to register once – after you have used this link to register, it can be used to access your Turning Technologies account)
  4. Check your email and click the link to verify your account.
  5. Enter all required fields as noted by the asterisks.
  6. Enter and confirm your password in the fields provided.
  7. Select the box next to "By checking this, you agree to comply with the End-User License Agreement and Terms of Use."
  8. Click Finish.
  9. Click Finish again.


Authenticating your ELMS-Canvas Account     

This allows you to sync, update, and/or export your courses.

  1. Go to and Sign In to your account.
  2. Under Available Courses click Sign In.
  3. Sign in to ELMS-Canvas.
  4. Click Authenticate.
  5. The Instructor Account dashboard opens.


Adding a Course from ELMS-Canvas 

  1. In ELMS-Canvas, publish your course. Note that you must first publish your course in ELMS-Canvas before you will be able to see and select your course in PointSolutions.
  2. Go to and Sign In to your account.
  3. After logging in, click to Open your course space.

  4. Under the Courses menu item, click on Canvas and then Add link your course with your PointSolutions account. The courses will move to Active Courses in PointSolutions.


Emailing Participants     

Through the ELMS-Canvas integration with account, you can email participants to remind them they need to create an account, register a license or a device.

  1. Go to and Sign In to your account.
  2. Select the Course under Active Courses for which you wish to email students.
  3. Select the Roster item in the menu options at the top of the frame.
  4. Click the Email Participants link, near the top of the page under the menu options:

  5. Select desired option(s).

  6. Click Send.

The emails will only be sent to those who need to fulfill the option(s) chosen.


Updating Course Rosters on-line from the Instructor Account  

  1. Go to and Sign In to your account with your UMD credentials.
  2. Locate the Course to update.
  3. Click Roster.
  4. Click Update Course in the right hand corner.
  5. Launch PointSolutions.

The course will automatically download the newest update upon launch of the application.


Using PointSolutions for PowerPoint Polling in Class

The PointSolutions course roster list can be used to track participant responses in PowerPoint presentations.

  1. Open PointSolutions on your desktop and sign in to your account, using your UMD credentials.
  2. From the Polling tab, select the course and open your PowerPoint presentation.
  3. Run and save the session.
  4. Close the polling environment to return to the PointSolutions Dashboard.
  5. Find more detailed information on PowerPoint polling.  


Uploading Grades to ELMS-Canvas

Grades can be uploaded to ELMS-Canvas directly from the course within the Manage tab.

  1. Open PointSolutions and sign in to your account, using your UMD credentials.
  2. Select the Manage tab.
  3. Select the correct course.
  4. From the Session drop-down box on the left, choose to Import your class session data (you will need to have saved this data Copy the data file (you can drag and drop from your thumb drive or where ever you saved it) from the Session you saved in the classroom. It will show up as an indented subset of that course on your list.
  5. Click Upload Grades.
  6. Select the grade columns you want to upload and click Upload.

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