Questions:

Yes! A graphics tablet can be useful for drawing graphs, diagrams and equations on the shared whiteboard.

But now you need to decide what tablet to get! Luckily for you, we've got an FAQ for that here.

Please be aware that Chromebooks sometimes have compatibility issues with graphics tablets, so check before you make any purchases!


This is a known issue with Wacom tablets.

Please follow the below instructions.

  1. Open the Control Panel and type "tablet" into the search field.

  2. Select "Pen and Touch" settings from the "Pen Options" tab, select "Press and Hold" and click "Settings...".

  3. Make sure "Enable press and hold for right-clicking" is unchecked.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Select the "Flicks" tab.

  6. Make sure that "Use flicks to perform common actions quickly and easily" is unchecked.

  7. Click Apply, and OK.

If you have Windows 7 and the above does not fix your problem you can try the below.

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Under Devices and Printers click Device Manager.

  3. Open the section in the tree called Human Interface Devices.

  4. Right click on Wacom Virtual Hid Driver and choose Disable.

  5. Reboot.


Writing tablets allow both tutors and students to use handwriting on the lesson space, and mimics sharing a piece of work between student and tutor. These can be purchased from around £20 on websites like Amazon - browse writing tablets on Amazon here.

Although we do not recommend a specific tablet, our tutors often use Huion tablets as they have found they are particularly good value.
The affordable and compact Huion H420 tablet can be purchased online here.

This tablet support both Windows and Mac!

If you have an iPad or iPhone and a Mac, you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a writing tablet using an app like Astropad, which is pretty handy!


If you are using a Huion Tablet in Windows and are using Google Chrome, and you can use your tablet to click buttons on the lesson space but you cannot write, then do the following:

  1. Re-install your Huion Drivers. Uninstall the current driver, then install the latest updated driver corresponding to your tablet (found here), and restart your computer.

  2. Open your Huion Pen Tablet Administrator. Untick the radio box that says "Support TabletPC" as seen in the image below:

 

Alternatively, a quick fix is to switch to Firefox since there haven't been any reports of this problem occurring in this browser.


Updated 6 months ago

If you are using a Wacom Tablet in Windows and are using Google Chrome, and you can use your tablet to click buttons on the lesson space but you cannot write, then do the following:

  1. Re-install your Wacom Drivers. Uninstall the current driver, then install the latest updated driver corresponding to your tablet (found here), and restart your computer.

  2. Open your Wacom Tablet Properties. Untick the radio box that says "Use Windows Ink" as seen in the image below:

 

Alternatively, a quick fix is to switch to Firefox since there haven't been any reports of this problem occurring in this browser.