Problems Working on iPad

Most WebAssign tools are enabled for use on iPad®, allowing students to complete many assignments using Safari® on iPad. But there are some known issues for students using an iPad.

mathPad, calcPad®, and physPad®

  • Copying and pasting expressions does not work reliably on an iPad.
  • Intermittently, the iPad keyboard might not display.

    Tap again in the answer box to display the keyboard.

  • The Next, Previous, Undo, and Redo keys on the iPad keyboard are not enabled.

WebAssign Graphing Tool

  • You cannot pinch to zoom in or out in the graphing tool. You can double-tap to zoom.
  • Making any other change to your graph removes all fills.
  • You can drag an object outside the visible area of the graph.

    To move the object back within the visible area of the graph, edit its properties in Graph Layers.

NumberLine™

  • You cannot pinch to zoom in or out in NumberLine. You can double-tap to zoom.

Unsupported Content

Some assignments contain content requiring either Adobe® Flash® Player or Java™. These assignments can be opened on an iPad, but the content requiring Flash or Java will not be displayed. Currently, this includes the following content:
  • pencilPad® questions
  • publisher-provided content such as eBooks and tutorials that use Flash or Java
  • instructor-provided content requiring Flash or Java

Timed Assignments

The assignment timer is not displayed for timed assignments when working on an iPad.

Bluetooth Keyboards

Using a Bluetooth keyboard with your iPad might work, but is not supported. Navigation keys on Bluetooth keyboards do not move the insertion point.