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Aleks and iPads: The Fall 2019 edition

IOS 13 and Aleks have made some changes. If you are unable to get your Aleks work done on your iPad, try switching the version that your iPad is using – Mobile vs. Desktop.

Covered first: Safari, then Chrome, then Firefox.

SAFARI

  1. Call up Aleks website and login.
  2. Click on the little aA icon, to the left of the web address at the top of the window

3. Select “Request Mobile Site” or “Request Desktop Site”.

4. The page will reload. Test it to see if you can get your work done.

Switch Back to Mobile Site After Switching to Desktop Version on iPhone and iPad in Safari
Another View of how to switch which version of the site you want to use

Other ways in Safari:

There are two other ways to get to the “Request Desktop Site” selection:

  1. Touch and hold the REFRESH button at the top
  2. Tap on the SHARE icon [looks like a rectangle with an arrow pointing OUT of it]

Setting to request Desktop site from ALL websites, or not

  1. Settings –> Safari–> REquest Desktop Website [it is in the “SETTINGS FOR WEBSITES” section
  2. Set the slider as you wish – green = Desktop sites will be requested.

CHROME



Click the three dots at the bottom of the webpage.

FIREFOX

Click the three dots at the top of the window and “Request Desktop Site”

Notability: You won’t believe what you can do

Since it is our primary go-to app for getting stuff done on your iPad, it is REALLY worth your time to learn it well.

First, some pointers from MDS Tech:

  1. Setup your autobackup correctly. THIS TECH ARTICLE has the details.
  2. Get your Notes Organized. CLICK HERE for more info.

Want to know what else Notability can do? Click the links below!

Notability 8.0 new features – several that you don’t know about

Notability 9 New Features

Notability for IOS – Drag-n-Drop? Side-by-side notes? Indexed Handwritten notes so you can search them? Handwritten notes to text conversion? Zooming in? Typing Math Symbols?

Did you know Notability can do all this?I

VIDEOS

Using the Recording Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyWjRq85D0Q

Using the Recording Feature: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyWjRq85D0Q

Notability PDF Features: https://youtu.be/2SmAbRInMUk

How to Use Notability [Good overview of all the features]: https://youtu.be/6S66NPvCNSU ParagraphStart with the building block of all narrative.Font SizeDrop Cap

Toggle to show a large initial letter.Search for a block

Notability PDF Features: https://youtu.be/2SmAbRInMUk

How to Use Notability [Good overview of all the features]: https://youtu.be/6S66NPvCNSU