The Art & Design Department strives to support the most widely used Drawing Displays and Tablets in the 151 Computer Lab, as well as in the 159B Graphic Design Student Collaboration Room. Apple iPads are plug and play, and require no software or drivers to use with any lab Mac.
Tips and Info for New Users
- If you are new to Drawing Displays and Tablets, check out these reviews.
- Drawing Displays and Tablets require a driver and/or software installed on the host computer to function. Some models —and even other brands—can occasionally work with drivers not specifically created for them. iPads have the unique advantage of not needing any other software or configuration.
- Drawing Tablets (without displays) are the simplest to connect: a single USB cable will power the tablet and make the data connection to capture your work.
- Drawing Displays typically have 3 cables: HDMI for video, USB for data, and a power plug.
- Check your Drawing Display video-in port or cable. Most are HDMI, and you may need a MiniDisplayPort to HDMI cable to connect. Or, if your Display has an all-in-one cable with HDMI out, you may need an HDMI to MiniDisplay Port adapter.
- Talk to your instructor to find out if your tablet is supported, or if support can be added to lab computers.