Spelling and Dictation


How to edit a spelling list


Guide for creating and editing spelling lists and dictations
    How to create a spelling list
    How to edit a spelling list
    How to create a dictation
    How to edit a dictation





To edit a list of words for a spelling test, first select <Spelling> after clicking the <Create/Review> button on the navigation row next to <Home>. Next click <Review Spelling List> button which is below the <Create Spelling List> button. You can then search for the Spelling List to review by the Spelling List No or by the Date you created or last edited the Spelling List. (Note: you can only access Spelling Lists created by you.) If you click the <Search by Spelling List No> button, you can see the Spelling List you can review if you click the words in the text box <Select by Spelling List No>. On the left of the Spelling List No is the date it was created to help you find the right list. Click the desired Spelling List No. If you click the <Search by Spelling List Date> button, you can see the Spelling List you can review sorted by date if you click the words in the text box <Select by Spelling List Date>.

The screen will show the heading Review Spelling List No that you selected, 3 buttons <Add new item to list>, <Save changes and Exit> and <Exit without Saving Changes>, and a table below listing all the items in the Spelling List that you are reviewing.

Add new items - To add new items, click the <Add new item to list> button. The screen will now show the Spelling List No you are reviewing and the new item no to be added. Key in the words in the box below the sentence [Enter word(s) (maximum 100 characters)] and press the <Enter> key on your keyboard or click the <Submit> button. If you need to make any changes to what you just keyed in, just go to the box to make the necessary amendments and press the <Enter> key on your keyboard or click the <Submit> button. When you are satisfied with the changes, click the <Save Item (Click Submit first)> button. The new item you just added will then appear in the table.

Edit item - To edit an item, click the item no in the table below the column heading [Item No (Click to edit)]. Next you will see 4 options ie <Edit item>, <Delete item>, <Change order of item> and <Return to Previous Menu>. Click <Edit item> and the screen will now show the spelling list and item no with the word(s) in the box. There is a sentence <Save Item> button will only appear after you clik the <Submit> buton. Make the necessary changes to the word(s) and press <Enter> on the keyboard or click <Submit> button. Below the box you should see 3 buttons, <Save Item>, <Return to Previous Menu> and <Exit without Saving Changes>. Click <Save Item)>after making sure that you have clicked <Submit) otherwise what is saved in the item will be what was last saved. The changed item will then appear in the table listing all the items in the spelling list.

Delete an item - To delete an item, click the item no in the table below the column heading [Item No (Click to edit)]. Next you will see 4 options ie <Edit item>, <Delete item>, <Change order of item> and <Return to Previous Menu>. Click <Delete item> and you will see that the item had been dropped from the spelling list.

Change order of item - to change the order of the items, click the <Change order of item> button. You will see a heading Change Item Order followed by the word insert item no and a listing of the item you want to change the order. Below is the word AFTER followed by a box to select the item no. Further down is the word BEFORE with a box to select the item no. If for instance you want to shift item 5 to item 1. Then click the select box in item no below the word BEFORE. A list of words will appear with their item no. Click item no 1 to insert item no 5 to replace the order. Thus item no 5 will now be item no 1. Item no 1 will become item no 2 and so on. If you want to insert, say, item no 2 after the last item, select box in item no below the word AFTER. Then click the select box and select the last item listed. You will notice that the list of items for your spelling test is now in that order.

Save Spelling List - When you have completed all the changes, click the <Save List and Exit> button. A box will appear to inform you that the spelling list has been saved. If you navigate away without clicking this button, whatever changes you make will not be saved.

Exit without saving changes - If you decide against making the changes after amending the items in the spelling list, click <Exit without Saving Changes> button. Then the changes made will not be saved. The items in the spelling list will be those stored before the review. Similarly, if you navigated away after making changes to the items in the spelling list, the changes will not be saved. The effect is the same as an exit without saving changes.




Last updated on Apr 20, 2013.


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