The Senate uses TurningPoint to vote on all action items during Senate meetings. Senators may use either the TurningPoint mobile app or a web browser to navigate to the TurningPoint website for voting purposes.

Senate Canvas/ELMS Course

All Senators will receive an invitation to the Senate ELMS/Canvas course for that academic year (ie. Senate 2021-2022) as a Student member of the course in order to join the roster of those eligible to vote through TurningPoint. Senators MUST accept the ELMS/Canvas invitation to join the Senate "course".

Creating a TurningPoint Account


  • Once Senators accept the ELMS/Canvas invitation, they will receive an invitation to create a TurningPoint account, if they do not already have one.
  • Senators who do not already have a TurningPoint account MUST create one. Please follow these instructions on how to create a TurningPoint account.


Using TurningPoint to Vote at Senate Meetings

  • To view a short video that demonstrates how to log in and vote using TurningPoint in a web browser click here.

  • View step-by-step directions with screenshots on how to log in and vote using TurningPoint in a web browser below.


  • Open TurningPoint in the platform of your choice (mobile app or web browser) and click on Sign In in the upper right-hand corner.



  • Log in using your full university email address.


  • Go through the CAS login steps.


  • Once logged in, enter the Session ID, which will ONLY be available to Senators on the slide presentation at the Senate meeting in red and bold font and then click Join Session. The Session ID will be different for each Senate meeting.