TurningPoint: Remove TurningPoint Cloud and Install TurningPoint 8.1 (PC)

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Remove TurningPoint Cloud and Install TurningPoint 8.1 (PC)

1. To uninstall an application, use the uninstall program provided by Windows 7. Start by clicking on the Start button in the taskbar.

start button on windows task bar at the bottom left

2. In the right pane, click on Control Panel.

control panel link at right side of start menu

3. Under Programs, click on the item Uninstall a program.

uninstall a program link

4. Windows then lists all programs that were installed using Windows Installer. Select the TurningPoint Cloud program you want to uninstall by clicking on it. Make sure it says "TurningPoint" and that there is a cloud icon to the left of it.

5. Click Uninstall at the top of the window. 

Uninstall in the windows program list at the top

6. In the next message box, confirm the uninstall process by clicking on Yes


Download and Installing TurningPoint 8.1 

The TurningPoint 8.1 software is accessible through the Turning Account website.

IMPORTANT: Please note that TurningPoint 8 is NOT backwards compatible. For example, if an instructor has TurningPoint 8 on their desktop and goes into a lecture hall with a podium computer that has TurningPoint Cloud, it will not work. Anything created in TurningPoint 8 cannot be used in older versions. However, anything created in older versions of TurningPoint can be brought into TurningPoint 8 and slides will work successfully. If you are not sure which version your organization supports please check with your administrator.


  1. Go to https://instructor.turningtechnologies.com or download it from the Turning Technologies website.

  2. Select Downloads from the top menu.

Turning Point uninstall selection under Programs

NOTE: If you do not have a Turning Account, enter your First Name, Last Name and Email in the appropriate fields, select Instructor and click Create Account. If you already have a Turning Account, enter your Username and Password in the appropriate fields and click Sign In.

  3. From the Downloads menu, select either the PC - Install version or Mac - No Install version.

PC or Mac install buttons for Turning Point

4. Save the file to a specified location, then open it and follow the installation instructions.


If you have any questions or need further assistance, please contact the Faculty Technology Center at (225) 578-3375, option 2 or email ftc@lsu.edu.

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