Tablet/PC Components Moodle ISU 2


Recent updates to Windows 7 have added settings related to touch screen devices. This causes problems with drag and drop, moving items, and other javascript related issues within Moodle when you are not using a touch screen.  

This handout will walk you through turning the tablet component on/off on your computer. This only applies to OS Windows 7.

This guide will help you to:

Locating the Tablet PC Setting

Note: This setting is a computer setting, so we will be navigating the control panel from your “My Computer” menu.

  1. Click the Start button at the bottom left corner of your screen
  2. Click on the Control Panel link
  3. Click on the Programs link

  1. Click on Turn Windows features on or off

  1. Locate the Tablet PC Components Checkbox.

  1. Make sure the box is unchecked.

Testing the Drag and Drop Features in Moodle

  1. Return to your Moodle Course page. Turn Editing on
  2. Move an activity or resource using the 4-way arrow Move icon.
  3. Add a file using Drag and Drop.

Note: If these are still not working, contact the ITRC at 282-5880.

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