The National Latin Exam and Lingco have been working closely together to make testing online with iPads and other types of tablets possible for this year. We have determined through testing and review that these devices are indeed compatible with the online system. The earlier statement that these devices were not supported was based upon Lingco's experience with audio and video elements used in the modern language exams. Since the NLE does not require these features, schools should have no problems with using iPads and other types of tablets.
Here is Lingco's official statement:
"Lingco's disclaimer regarding tablets not being fully supported on our platform is there to be transparent with our users. Some Lingco features and functionality do not work properly with tablets as of yet. Therefore, we warn users who are using tablets that their device is not fully supported. That being said, the National Latin Exams do not use any Lingco features or functionality that will not work on tablets.
Tablets can range in size and specifications so some users may need to zoom out on their screen or flip the tablet horizontally, if they are using smaller devices. As a best practice, all tablets should be running on up to date software and browsers if they are used to complete any of the National Latin Exams."
NLE's testing window is quickly approaching, so here are all the options. The following options apply only to those schools using tablets to take the online NLE. Everyone else will be taking the NLE as they originally registered. Please read carefully:
1) Schools which have registered for online testing with tablets and want to continue testing with tablets need to do nothing.
2) Schools which have registered for online testing with tablets and chose to switch to paper testing and have already contacted the office need to do nothing.
3) Schools which have registered for online testing with tablets and chose to switch to paper testing by notifying us and now want to switch back to online testing may do so and need to contact the office by Friday, February 17.
This message applies only to those taking the National Latin Exam online with iPads or other types of tablets.