Audience Response System (ARS) Documentation

Information about TurningPoint, the Audience Response System used in medical education.

What is TurningPoint?

TurningPoint is an add-in to PowerPoint. New presentations can be created in TurningPoint or existing PowerPoint presentations can be used by simply adding in new ARS slides. On those new slides, multiple choice items are created in which an audience can respond to and have their results displayed in real-time.

Why use TurningPoint?

  • Provides a new feature and change of pace to the classroom
  • Improves student involvement and interest
  • Gives an “in-flight” assessment for instructor and real-time feedback to students
  • Is great for checking students’ comprehension before moving on to a new session
  • Allows students to become familiar with instructor’s questioning style