Linking ELMS courses to TurningPoint (Clickers)

In order to link your Canvas Instructor account with your TurningPoint clickers account you can use the registration link in one of your ELMS courses. The attached document will guide you through

Registering an Instructor Account through ELMS

  1. Log into an ELMS 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 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.
  4. Click Authenticate.
  5. The Instructor Account dashboard opens.


Adding a Course from ELMS 

You must publish your course and authenticate your account before you will see any courses under Available Courses.

  1. Go to and Sign In to your account.

    Turning Welcome Page

  2. Under Available Courses, click Connect on each course you want to sync to TurningPoint. The courses will move to Current Courses.


Emailing Participants     

Through the 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. Locate the Course you wish to email students.
  3. Click View.
  4. Click Email Students in the upper right-hand corner.

    Email students

  5. Select desired option(s).

    Send Reminder Emails

  6. Click Send.

The emails will only go out to those who need the option(s) chosen.


Updating Courses from Instructor Account    

  1. Go to and Sign In to your account.
  2. Locate the Course to update.
  3. Click View.
  4. Click Update Course in the right hand corner.
  5. Launch TurningPoint.

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


Using a Downloaded Course 

A course list from an account can be loaded into TurningPoint to track participant results.

  1. Open TurningPoint on your desktop and sign in to your account.
  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 TurningPoint Dashboard.


Uploading Grades to Canvas Sync

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

  1. Open TurningPoint and sign in to your account.
  2. Select the Manage tab.
  3. Select the correct course.
  4. 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.
    Turningpoint Dashboard: Upload Grades
  6. Select the grade columns you want to upload and click Upload.

    Upload Grade Columns

For additional help, contact Turning Technologies Technical Support - a technical support case can be created at