Competition Slides

  • Team competitions can be a great addition to your interactive presentations. The variety of competition slides available makes customizing your presentations very simple.

    Locate the team competition slides by selecting Tools from the TurningPoint ribbon. From the drop-down menu, select Insert Slide. The team competition slides include:
    InsertSlide_Competitions

    This document also contains information regarding the Competition Settings that are available for each slide.

    Team Assignment Slide

    The best way to start a team competition presentation is with a Team Assignment slide. The following is an example of a Team Assignment Slide:
    Competition_TeamAssignment


    This slide allows audience members to choose a team that they would like to be on. The default options on the slide are simply Team 1, Team 2, and so on; however, these can be edited to match your presentation if you so choose. The default number of teams displayed on the slide is five, but this number can be changed within settings.

    Note: If you would like to see who has joined each team after you close the polling on the Team Assignment slide during the session, select the Participant Monitor icon from the showbar (as indicated by the red circle).
    Competition_Showbar

    Note: If you do not want participants to choose their own team, you can also manipulate your participant list to assign students to teams.

    Participant Leader Board

    This slide displays the top individual participants ranked by their total points accumulated throughout the presentation. This slide updates dynamically after each question. The default number of participants displayed is five; however, this can be changed in settings to display up to twenty participants.  You can also specify if you would like the slide to reflect the leader for the accumulated point total or only the last question polled. If you are using a participant list, the slide will display student names; if you are just collecting responses in Auto, the slide will display device IDs. The following is a default Participant Leader Board slide:
    Competition_PartLeaderBoard

    Team Leader Board

    This slide displays the top teams ranked by their total points. The team's points are calculated as the average of the team's participants' points. This slide also updates dynamically after each question in the presentation. The default number of teams displayed on this slide is five; however, this may be changed within settings. You can also specify if you would like the slide to reflect the team leader for the accumulated point total or only the last question polled. The following is a default Team Leader Board slide:
    Competition_TeamLeaderBoard

    Team MVP

    The Team MVP slide displays the individual participant on each team with the most accumulated points. This feature requires a participant list, team, and correct answers. This slide is updated dynamically after each question. The following is a default Team MVP slide:
    Competition_TeamMVP

    Fastest Responders

    This slide displays the individual participants who responded correctly and the fastest in seconds to the most recent question. This feature requires a correct response or point value. You can opt to include all responses, not only the correct responses, within settings. This slide is updated dynamically after each question. The following is a default Fastest Responders slide:
    Competition_FastestResponders

    Racing Leader Board Slides

    This slide provides a graphical display of the Team Leader Board data in a three-part system. You may choose either a Balloon Race or a Horse Derby Race.  Stage 1 and Stage 2 are on the same slide. The teams will all be displayed in an even line at Stage 1. The following image is an example of what that slide will look like:
    Competition_RacingLeader1

    Upon activating the animation (Stage 2), the objects will advance and move up, or race. This will eventually indicate and display the winner of the current round. At the completion of team slides, the Winner Slide, shown below, displays.
    Competition_RacingLeader2

    Wager Slide

    This slide allows participants to wager a percentage of their points on the next question slide. If the participant fails to correctly answer the slide, the amount of points wagered is lost. If the participant successfully answers the question, they are awarded that percentage of points. The following is an example of the default Wager slide:
    Competition_WagerSlide

    Competition Settings

    Competition settings can be accessed by selecting Tools from the TurningPoint ribbon. Then from the drop-down menu, choose Settings. From the hierarchy on the left choose Presentation to change overall presentation settings, or choose the specific question to change settings for only one individual slide. Competition settings can be changed from the window on the right side of the same screen by scrolling down to the Competition Settings section, which contains the following settings:

    • Default Number of Teams: Determines how many teams are displayed in the Team Assignment slides. The acceptable range is 2-10 teams. The default is set at 5.
    • Include Non-Responders: Determines whether non-responders will be included in team scoring. The default is set to False, which does not include non-responders.
    • Maximum Responders: Determines the maximum number of responders that are included in the fastest responders slide. The acceptable range is 1-20 participants. The default is set at 5.
    • Participants in Leader Board: Determines the number of participants to include in the participant leader board. The acceptable range is 1-20 participants. The default is set at 5.
    • Teams in Leader Board: Determines the number of teams displayed in the leader board. The acceptable range is 1-10 teams. The default is set at 5.
    • Participant Leader Board Slide Settings:
      • Accumulate Points: Determines if the leader board will display accumulated point totals. If set to False, the points will reflect only the last question polled.
      • Participants in Leader Board: This setting allows you to specify the number of participants (1-20) to display in the Participant Leader Board slides. 
    • Team Leader Board Slide Settings: 
      • Accumulate Points: Determines if the leader board will display accumulated point totals. If set to False, the points will reflect only the last question polled.
      • Teams in Leader Board: This setting allows you to specify the number of teams (1-20) to display in the Team Leader board slide.
    • Fastest Responders Slide Settings:
      • Include All Responders: If set to True, the Fastest Responder slide will include all responses, not only the correct responses. The default is set to False.
    • Racing Leader Board Settings: These can be accessed by clicking on the Racing Leader Board from the hierarchy on the left and using the settings on the right.
      • Animation Speed: Sets the speed at which the teams move across the slide.
      • Number of Racers Displayed: Sets the maximum number of teams to show up on a slide. A maximum of 10 teams can be displayed. 
      • Points to Win Race: Sets the number of points required to be earned by a team to win the race.
      • Skip Remaining Race Slides: Skips the remaining racing slides if the point level has been reached that is set in the Points to Win Race setting.
      • Race Segment Scale: This setting allows you to set the maximum value of the points scale for the selected racing slide to be used to determine who leads the segment.  The segment lead does not factor into the overall victory aside from accumulating points towards the winning total.
      • User Defined Value: This setting allows you to set the value to be used with the Race Segment Scale setting.