Canvas Integration Tool

Overview

The TurningPoint integration tool allows instructors to upload session files to the Canvas server directly from the TurningPoint client software, in turn automatically creating grade book entries to the Grade book tool based on the students’ responses.  In order for the population of grade book entries to happen, students must register a clicker ID using the clicker registration tool so polling answers can be associated with the students.  The integration tool will now allows instructors to download participant lists directly from Canvas from within the TurningPoint 5 software.

Clicker Registration Tool

For the TurningPoint integration tool to function with Canvas, the Clicker Registration Tool must be enabled in a Canvas course site allowing students to register a clicker and instructors to upload participation results to the grade book.  Please contact Yale Canvas support for activation.  

Import Participant List From Canvas

A participant list made up of student names and associated clicker IDs can be downloaded directly from the Canvas server within the TurningPoint software client using the integration tool.  

NOTE: Student clicker responses must be tied to a clicker ID in order for session files to be captured in the Sakai grade book.

How to Import a Participant List From Within TurningPoint 5

    1. Launch the TP 5 software client and click the Manage tab.
    2. From the Participant List drop down menu select New.
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    3. When prompted, select Download from Integration and click the Create List button.
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    4. When prompted, select Canvas from the Integration list and enter https://yale.turningtechnologies.com in the Server Address field.
      Click the Connect button.
      NOTE: By checking the Remember this information box, an instructor will only have to enter a password the next time the integration tool is used to access the Canvas server.
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    5. Sign in to CAS with your Yale Net ID and password and click the Log in button on the Turning Technologies screen.
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    6. Check the course site box to download the corresponding participant list(s) and click the Import button.
      NOTE: More than one list can be downloaded at one time.
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    7. A verification message will appear once the participant list has been downloaded.  Click the OK button to close the window.
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How to Update an Existing Participant List From TurningPoint 5

    1. Open TurningPoint 5 and click on the Manage tab.
    2. Select the participant list (course name/ID) and click Results Manager in the lower right corner of the window.
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    3. Click the Integrations icon.
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    4. When prompted, select Canvas from the Integration list and enter https://yale.turningtechnologies.com in the Server Address field.
      Click the Connect button.
      NOTE: By checking the Remember this information box, an instructor will only have to enter a password the next time the integration tool is used to access the Canvas server.
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    5. Sign in to CAS with your Yale Net ID and password and click the Log in button on the Turning Technologies screen.
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    6. Select Update Participant List and click Update List.
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    7. Click the Close button after the participant list update is complete.

 Configure Results Manager Settings

Once a participant list has been imported into TP, instructors will need to configure the response settings as to how polling responses should be captured in the Canvas course grade book, e.g., adding a point value to the attendance setting.  

NOTE: If response settings are not configured, no data will be captured in the grade book.

To configure response settings, do the following:

 

    1. Launch the TP 5 software client and click the Manage tab.
    2. From the left-hand column, select the participant list containing the class roster and click the Results Manager button in the lower right-hand corner.
      NOTE: participant list should be updated periodically due to fluctuating class roster, especially during the beginning of each semester.

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    3. From the Results Manager page, select options under Overview in the right-hand column.  Settings include Performance Points (for correct answers), Attendance Points, and Benchmarks.

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      • Show All Columns: Click the button to display all possible columns in the Results Manager screen.
      • Performance Points: Performance Points are assigned to a participant in Results Manager for performance in a specific session..
      • Attendance Points: Attendance Points can be delegated to track attendance in Results Manager.  These points are added to the overall session points earned for each participant.  Attendance points can be hidden or shown by checking the option in the Results Manager Overview.
      • Total Points Possible: In Results Manager, this is the column that display the total number of points (performance plus attendance) possible for each participant across all sessions
      • Benchmark: A standard by which a grade can be measured.  A participant falling below the benchmark will display the percentage in red; a participant falling at or above the benchmark will display the percentage in green.
      • Performance Scale: A scale set to display a text or numeric value equal to how the participant has performed across all sessions.
      • Attendance Points:  The amount of points students will get for participating per session.
      • Session Threshold: The percentage of questions a participant is required to answer to earn attendance points (e.g., if set at 50%, a student needs to answer at least half the questions to get one point; if set at 100%, a student needs to answer all questions to receive a point).

       

    4. Click the Close button in the lower right-hand corner when finished.

Going forward, any captured student response will have the response values added to session files as long as the participant list is selected during a polling sessions.

 

Uploading a Session File to a Canvas Grade book

 

After a TP session files is saved after polling session, the instructor can upload the session file to a Canvas course site with the integration tool.  Steps to upload a session file:

    1. In TP select the Manage tab and the corresponding participant list from the left-hand column and click the Results Manager button in the lower right-hand corner.

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    2. On the Results window, click the Integrations icon at the top.

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    3. When prompted, select Canvas from the Integration list and enter https://yale.turningtechnologies.com in the Server Address field.
      Click the Connect button.
      NOTE: By checking the Remember this information box, an instructor will only have to enter a password the next time the integration tool is used to access the Canvas server.
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    4. Sign in to CAS with your Yale Net ID and password and click the Log in button on the Turning Technologies screen.
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  1. Select the Export Session(s) option and chose the session files to be uploaded to the Canvas course grade book.
    NOTE: Selecting the Active Participants Only option means only students with a registered clicker ID will have response data uploaded to the grade book.image02
  2. Click the Export button on the next screen to complete the session file upload.

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  3. A successful session file upload will render a new line item in the course site grade book titled with the session file.
    NOTE: Session files can be renamed before uploading to the grade book for to align with a more appropriate naming scheme.
  4. Selecting the session file in the grade book will show the class roster with an attributed point column.  Clicking a log icon under the Log column will display grading option details.