[teknoids] Anyone Broadly Disabling Spell Check to Address Examplify Spell Check Issue?

Nelson, Stephen stephen.nelson at marquette.edu
Thu Nov 30 13:38:05 EST 2017

We disable as a policy. Typing is optional and the hand writers don't have a spell check.

Steve Nelson
stephen.nelson at marquette.edu
Marquette University Law School
Media & Technology Group

From: Teknoids [mailto:teknoids-bounces at lists.teknoids.net] On Behalf Of Jonathan Sibray
Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2017 11:52 AM
To: Teknoids <teknoids at lists.teknoids.net>
Subject: [teknoids] Anyone Broadly Disabling Spell Check to Address Examplify Spell Check Issue?

Hello Teknoids-

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving holiday.  For those of you using ExamSoft's Examplify, are you aware of the spell check problem on some Windows machines?  If so, are you making any changes to your exam protocol to address this issue?  We are considering disabling spell check across all exams to ensure grading equity.

We first detected the spell check issue during midterms when a few students with Windows machines reported seeing the spell check feature enabled on the exam, but were not getting the red underline on obviously misspelled words.  We confirmed the issue and reported it to ExamSoft.  They indicated awareness of the issue and that it affected a "small percentage" of Windows machines.  They said to expect a fix within a few weeks.

We checked back yesterday, and ExamSoft does not yet have a resolution.  They said it is a high priority, but they do not have a timeframe.
I look forward to your thoughts.


Jon Sibray
IT Director
University of Colorado Law School

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