TurningPoint 5 upgrade – 23 June

This is a reminder that there will be a University wide upgrade to TurningPoint 5 on Monday (23 June). Users should note:

 1. Any older version will be removed and TurningPoint 5 installed instead. In some cases it may take a few days for the upgrade to appear. However, if you still do not have TurningPoint 5 by Friday 27 June the advice is to notify service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.
2. TurningPoint 5 presents some interface changes. We therefore strongly recommend that users watch this 10 minute video which will explain five things you need to know before using TurningPoint 5 for the first time.

TurningPoint v5 upgrade – 23 June 2014

On Monday 23 June there will be a University wide upgrade to TurningPoint version 5. Users and support staff should note that:

  1. There are a few key interface changes in TurningPoint v5 which end users should understand before they use it. A link to a short video explaining these will be circulated shortly.
  2. All existing installations of TurningPoint on University managed PCs will be automatically updated so you do not need to do anything. To check if you have one of these, refer to https://www.bris.ac.uk/it-services/advice/managedsystems/
  3. It many take a day or two for the update to appear on your PC. If, however, you do not have it by Friday 27 June you should email service-desk@bristol.ac.uk.
  4. We strong advise that all existing installations on non University manage PCs (e.g. home computers) are also updated so that they are running the same version. Further guidance on this will be available in the next few days.


Dear colleague

Blackboard (who own Wimba) recently announced that they will cease to support Wimba Create on 31 December 2014. Development of the product has already stopped and the final version of the software has been released.

Please visit the webpage below for information on the significant implications of this for users. We hope to identify and implement a suitable replacement product so the web page also explains:

  1. how you can follow progress with the replacement activity

  2. how you can feed in your requirements for a replacement product

  3. who to contact for further information


Best regards

Technology Enhanced Learning Team