As well as the assistance provided by the central Education Support Unit (ESU), we offer training and guidance to staff in the Faculty of Health Sciences in the use of our TurningPoint e-Voting systems. If you would like to book a session do get in touch.

The benefits of e-voting include:

  • adding interactivity to lectures
  • engaging students in the learning process
  • initiating discussion
  • testing comprehension of the subject instantly
  • providing feedback to both students and lecturers.

eVoting with TurningPoint is really easy to use as it is fully integrated into MS PowerPoint but can also be used as a standalone program to record votes. We can provide advice and training on how to use this software, however some tutorials on how to create electronic voting slides with TurningPoint are available on their website.

 All first and second year medical students have a dedicated e-voting handset available for their use in lectures.

Examples of use within the MB ChB programme include:
    • Whole Person Care, and Ethics and law (teaching in year 1)
    • Primary care (COMP 2 teaching and GP teachers’ workshop)

First and second year dental students now have a dedicated handset.

Examples of use within BDS programme include:
    • Unit of Health Sciences: Dental Biomaterials (teaching in year 2)
    • Unit of Primary Care Dentistry (teaching through years 2-5)

The Medical School has a TurningPoint e-voting kit with 290 handsets which are available for units/departments to use. Video and user training guides and support are available at the TurningPoint website.

To find out more about availability of TurningPoint voting systems across the University, visit the ESU Voting page.

University of Bristol is upgrading to TurningPoint Cloud (v7) in Summer of 2017.

The latest supported version of TurningPoint software can be downloaded from the ESU’s dedicated software page here

For more information or to organise basic training, preparing for your first session and support in authoring questions contact:

Medicine: med-evs@bris.ac.uk
Dentistry: chris.mills@bris.ac.uk
Vet: nick.crabb@bris.ac.uk

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