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Moodle 1.9 for Teaching Special Education Children (5-10 Year Olds) by Vanesa S. Olsen

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Time for action - using a gamepad to solve the exercise

We can also use a gamepad instead of a mouse to solve the exercise. Its usage is easier and more attractive to those children who have manual dyspraxia.

We will use a USB gamepad, similar to the one used by the Sony Playstation 3 game console. We want to control the mouse pointer using the gamepad's right-hand side mini stick.

We have to configure the gamepad driver to map its left mini stick to the mouse pointer.

Tip

The student needs a USB gamepad with 4 axes and 2 mini sticks in order to complete the following exercise. This example is based on Windows operating systems.

  1. Connect the USB gamepad to the computer and install its driver if you haven't already done so.
  2. Go to Control Panel | Game ...

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