Keyboard shortcuts in the student courseware – web platform

At Hawkes, we want to make sure students are focusing on learning the content of your lessons, not on how to input their answers into our system.

When students are in the Practice and Certify modes, they have access to a keypad within the courseware.

The button labeled keypad is highlighted.

A keypad showing mathematical symbols in a chart.

The keypad is available to students; however, we also have keyboard shortcuts for inputting answers at learn.hawkeslearning.com. These shortcuts accommodate all students, especially those who have motor disabilities and cannot use a computer mouse to access the keypad.

Check out the available keyboard shortcuts below, and feel free to share with students!

Standard Symbols and Operations

Description Button Keyboard Shortcut

Divided by

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + /

e

Keypad
e

Exponent

Keypad
Shift + 6

Fraction

Keypad
Ctrl + Shift + F
OR 
/

Log

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + L

Minus Sign

Keypad
-

Natural Log

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + N

Plus or Minus

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + -

Plus Sign

Keypad
Shift + =

Prime

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + '

Radical (nth root)

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + R

Subscript

Keypad
Shift + -

Times Sign

Keypad
Shift + 8

Parentheses, Brackets, and Grouping Symbols

Description Button Keyboard Shortcut

Absolute Value

Keypad
Ctrl + Shift + \

Angular Braces

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + ,
OR 
Ctrl + Alt + .

Curly Braces

Keypad
Shift + [
OR 
Shift + ]

Greatest Integer

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + [
OR 
Ctrl + Alt + ]

Interval Notation: Bracket – Parenthesis

Keypad
Ctrl + [

Interval Notation: Parenthesis – Bracket

Keypad
Ctrl + ]

Parenthesis

Keypad
Shift + 9
OR 
Shift + 0

Square Bracket

Keypad
[
OR 
]

Equality and Inequality

Description Button Keyboard Shortcut

Equals Symbol

Keypad
=

Greater Than Or Equal To Symbol

Keypad
Ctrl + Shift + .

Greater Than Symbol

Keypad
Shift + .

Less Than Or Equal To Symbol

Keypad
Ctrl + Shift + ,

Less Than Symbol

Keypad
Shift + ,

Not Equal to

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + =

Sets and Logic

Description Button Keyboard Shortcut

Conjunction

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + A

Disjunction

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + O

Element of / Belongs to

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + E

Empty Set

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + O

Implies

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + I

Infinity

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + I

Intersection

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + U

Negation

Keypad
Shift + `
OR 
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N

Set of All Complex Numbers

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + D
THEN
C

Set of All Integers

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + D
THEN
Z

Set of All Natural Numbers

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + D
THEN
N

Set of All Rational Numbers

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + D
THEN
Q

Set of All Real Numbers

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + D
THEN
R

Such That

Keypad
Shift + \

Union

Keypad
Ctrl + Shift + U

Greek Letters and Letter Symbols

Description Button Keyboard Shortcut

a-naught

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + A

Alpha

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
A

Beta

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
B

d-bar

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + D

Lambda

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
L

Mu

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
M

Omega

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
W

p-hat

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P

Pi

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
P

Sigma

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
S

Theta

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + G
THEN
Q

v-naught

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + V

x-bar

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + X

Trigonometry and Angles

Description Button Keyboard Shortcut

Cosine

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + C

Cosine Power

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + C

Degree

Keypad
Ctrl + Shift + '

Sine

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + S

Sine Power

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + S

Tangent

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + T

Tangent Power

Keypad
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T

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