We are using the Logitech keyboards that plug in to lightning. The
behavior of the screwy cursor was triggered by tapping into the text box,
so it appears regardless of using the on-screen or the plug-in keyboard.
But there are no arrow keys on the on-screen keyboard, so we had to solve
with a plug-in keyboard. I assume bluetooth would also have fixed it.
School Information Technology Discussion <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>Are you using Bluetooth keyboards or onscreen keyboard with the iPads?
>My assumption is onscreen, but please correct me if different.
>On Wed, Apr 8, 2015 at 10:52 AM, Melissa Hayden-Raley <[
>mailto:[log in to unmask] ][log in to unmask]> wrote:
>Hi All -
>We are doing SBACs with our iPads this week and wanted to let you know of
>some workarounds that we've needed to use.
>Text to Speech:
>When students use "Speak Question", the voice goes very fast. There is
>speed control built into the test.
>Workaround: Pause and close the test app. Go to Settings >
> Turn on Speak Selection, and set the speed to something comfortable (you
>can test in Safari or another app). I found that about 10% was a good
>rate. Your mileage may vary.
>When you are in the test, do not use the "Speak Question" option that is
>embedded into the test. Instead, tap/hold then highlight the text you
>want, and the usual iOS menu bar pops up - tap Speak.
>* Note that manually highlighting the text is clunkier than using the
>embedded Speak Question. Review this on the practice test with the
>student before the test to see if thiis will work. You may want to have
>laptop available for students who need this accomodation if the manual
>highlighting is frustrating and the alternative of the fast voice is not
>Free Response Text Blocks:
>In the text boxes where students can type free responses to questions, if
>the student taps out of the box and then tries to tap back in to edit
>their responses, the cursor messes up. It locks itself onto a screen
>location, and you can scroll the screen/text up and down around it. When
>you start typing into it, your typing may end up in an unexpected
>Workaround: plug in a keyboard with arrow keys, and use those keys to
>navigate inside of the text box before the student types. Have the
>students review their answers carefully to remove any text that ended up
>in the wrong location.
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