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Does Blackboard have Spell Check?
The Spell Check feature supports a full English dictionary, a supplemental word list configured by the System Administrator, and custom word lists that are stored as a cookie on a user’s local machine. The spell check feature is available wherever users can enter blocks of text. It is also available as a module with Blackboard Learn - Community Engagement.
Misspelled words are determined by the following three sources:
- Spell Check Dictionary: A full English dictionary that includes words that are not flagged for correction. The dictionary is the only source for suggestions. This dictionary cannot be edited.
- Supplemental Word List: A list of additional terms added by the System Administrator that do not appear in the default dictionary.
- Personal Word List: This word list is stored as a cookie on each user’s local machine. Words are added to this list using the Learn function. The words in the personal word list are not flagged for correction. These words are not included as suggestions for misspelled words.
Extensive personal word lists may slow performance of the Spell Check tool.
Personal Word List and Cookies
The personal word list is stored as a cookie on the user’s local machine. The cookie is not user or installation specific. Therefore, a user’s word list is available to them whenever they are using Spell Check as long as they are on the same local machine. If another user logs onto the same machine, that user will have the personal word list stored on that machine applied to Spell Check. For example, if a user creates a personal word list on a computer in the computer lab, this word list will be available to all users who use this computer in the lab. The user may not take this word list with them to a different computer.
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