MONTPELIER (AP) - Vermont officials say they're launching a new version of an online tutorial to help new drivers prepare for their learner's permit exam.

Officials say the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles was the first to launch an interactive, online tutorial for drivers in 2010, but that the version did not work on mobile devices.

State DMV Commissioner Robert Ide says the growth of technology necessitated a version updated to work on a variety of devices."

DMV officials say the tutorial utilizes animation to teach the rules of the road and will now be available on mobile devices such as the iPod Touch, iPad, Android or Surface tablets in addition to computers.

Residents will have until April 1 to complete tutorials they started on the old version before it shuts down.