Hi there! We are thrilled that you have decided to begin using ClassPoint in your teaching or training. ClassPoint is a PowerPoint plugin for Windows devices, and this installation guide will show you how to install and set up ClassPoint quickly. In no time you will be engaging your students during class like never before. Let’s get started.
Before you can begin the installation, you must make sure your device is compatible with ClassPoint. You can use ClassPoint with Windows 11 and Windows 10 (version 1703 or later), along with Microsoft PowerPoint versions 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, and Office 365. For now, ClassPoint is not compatible with Macs, ARM-based Windows PCs (Surface Pro X), or mobile devices that run on iOS or Android. ClassPoint requires at least .NET Framework 4.7.2 Runtime or .NET Framework 4.8 to work properly. In addition, ClassPoint requires Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office.
Once you have made sure your devices are compatible, you can move on to the installation.
To begin the installation you must first have ClassPoint downloaded on your device. To do so, you can go to classpoint.io and click the download button, and have it on your device in just a couple of minutes.
After you have it downloaded on your Windows device, you can begin the installation by double-clicking the ClassPoint installer file. This should just take a few seconds to complete. If you run into issues here, it could be because you don’t have the relevant rights to install desktop applications on your PC. You can contact your IT department to check on those installation rights.
After the installation is complete, open up your PowerPoint application and view the ClassPoint ribbon at the top of the screen.
You are almost ready to begin using ClassPoint; the last step is to create your account. This can be done by clicking the Sign In button on the ClassPoint ribbon. Since this is your first time opening PowerPoint after installing ClassPoint, you need to sign up for an account. This is quick and easy. Change to your preferred language, fill in your details, and you’re all set!
You can download ClassPoint on multiple devices and use the same account to sign in to any of the devices as needed.
Once you sign in to your ClassPoint account for the first time, you will receive our welcome email with Get-Started video tutorials. Be sure to check your spam folder in case you don’t see any emails in your inbox.
Basic troubleshooting guide
#1. ClassPoint is not in the PowerPoint ribbon
If you don’t see the ClassPoint tab in the PowerPoint ribbon, head over to File -> Options -> Add-Ins. Under Add-Ins, you can see Inactive Application Add-Ins. Here, look for Inknoe ClassPoint and check the box. Now you should be able to see the ribbon at the top of the screen on the last tab.
#2. ClassPoint is not in the Add-in list
If you couldn’t find ClassPoint in the Add-ins list, that means ClassPoint is not properly installed. One common reason is that the .NET Framework version is outdated. We recommend you download and install the latest .Net Framework Runtime (or at least 4.7.2) and try to install ClassPoint again.
#3. No class code is generated
If you go to PowerPoint full-screen slide show mode and see the ClassPoint toolbar, but you do not see class code at the top right corner of the slide show, that might be due to the outdated .NET Framework. We recommend you download and install the latest .Net Framework Runtime (or at least 4.7.2)
Frequently Asked Questions
What is ClassPoint?
ClassPoint is the most integrated interactive teaching and classroom quiz tool designed for every educator who uses PowerPoint.
It allows teachers quick, easy access to advanced annotation and teaching tools, like pens, text boxes, shapes, an embedded browser, and whiteboard backgrounds, along with the ability to turn PowerPoint slides into interactive quizzes. These activities can be run with students to collect their live responses, then scored and saved to review the data and award students stars. Stars can be awarded at any point during a presentation to add some competitive fun, and reveal the leaderboard and student rank!
ClassPoint helps educators achieve all the above right within PowerPoint so they don’t need to switch to another application.
How is ClassPoint different from other student engagement tools?
ClassPoint is not a stand-alone platform but an add-in to PowerPoint, which most teachers are using. This is to ensure the learning curve is as flat as it can potentially be, and to ensure ClassPoint is truly designed for every teacher.
How is ClassPoint different from normal PowerPoint presentations?
ClassPoint optimizes PowerPoint for teaching by enabling educators to interact with their content (through digital annotation tools & teaching tools), and to interact with their students (through interactive quizzes and gamification).
What operating systems are ClassPoint compatible with?
As of now, ClassPoint is compatible with Windows 10 and 11 and Office 2013/2016/2019/365. It is currently not compatible with MacOS and iOS versions of PowerPoint.
What devices must students use to join my class?
Students can join your class with any device using any browser, including but not limited to PCs, Macs, Chromebooks, iOS and Android devices.
Still have questions?
Thanks for installing ClassPoint! If you have any questions during installation or signing up for your account, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have installed ClassPoint and signup an account, you are ready to go. Here are some resources to get you started.