The new eCollege platform provides a nifty little spell check tool to use when creating posts, but many of you have said that it is
weak a bit lacking. Well, fortunately there is a better tool available! Google’s toolbar available for Firefox and Internet Explorer provides an excellent way to spell check your posts. I created a simple video demonstration of how it works, which you can check out below. You basically type up your post, click the little “ABC” button on the Google toolbar and it will “highlight” all of the words that it thinks is spelled wrong. You then click on the word and it has a dropdown menu of suggestions. You can either select a word from the list or tell it that the word is actually spelled correctly so that it doesn’t highlight it any more. It’s the best and fastest way (that I have found) to spell check posts.
Head over to http://toolbar.google.com to install your own Google toolbar if you haven’t already. It will definitely make life at The Art Institute Online even better. Enjoy!