If you're not able to drag-and-drop when using Chrome on a SMART Board (or other interactive whiteboard) or touchscreen laptop, then you may need to enable Chrome's Touch Events API. Here's how:

  • In Chrome, enter chrome://flags in the address bar.
  • Scroll down to the Touch Events API setting.
  • Select Enabled in the drop-down menu.
  • Restart Chrome.

UPDATE - January 2020

In previous versions of Chrome, "Touch Events API" could easily be turned on to allow for drag-and-drop in Vizzle. Since Chrome 78, this option is no longer available, though there are a couple of workarounds (see below). As an alternative to drag-and-drop, we recommend using the Click to Submit method in Matching. Click here to learn how to turn on Click to Submit.

Workaround 1:

  1. In Chrome, press F12 (or Control+Shift+I) to open the developer tools
  2. Click the More Options button (looks like 3 vertical dots)
  3. Select More Tools > Sensors
  4. In the Sensors section on the bottom, scroll down to the Touch menu
  5. Select Force Enabled
  6. Refresh the tab and go to Vizzle NextGen

Please note, this workaround has to be turned on each time Vizzle NextGen is accessed.


Workaround 2:

For Windows 10, here's a workaround that only needs to be set up once:

  1. Create a Chrome shortcut on the desktop (or anywhere else)
  2. Right-click your browser icon shortcut
  3. Click Properties
  4. Set the Target to: "C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe" --touch-events
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