TurningPoint: Remove TurningPoint Cloud and Install TurningPoint 8 (Mac)

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**NOTICE: Due to the merger of Echo360 and Turning, the information in this article may be undergoing revision. We recommend visiting the PointSolutions Support and Resources page for the latest updates.


Remove TurningPoint Cloud and Install TurningPoint 8 (Mac)

Before installing TurningPoint 8.1 on a Mac, you will need to remove the previous version of the program.

1. To uninstall TurningPoint Cloud, open Finder.

Finder icon for Mac

2. Select Applications on the left and scroll down in the middle section until you see the name of the program (TurningPoint Cloud).

Finder window with Applications selected in sidebar to the far left

3. Select TurningPoint Cloud from the list. Click on the Settings menu (gear icon) at the top, then select Move to Trash.

turning point cloud selected in middle section with Move to trash selected in menu

4. To permanently remove the program from your computer, you will need to go to the Trash folder and empty the contents.


Downloading 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.

Downloads button at top of page

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 the Mac version.

PC or Mac install option


  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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