Need a spell checker while working in Canvas?

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Browsers such as Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer have built-in spell checking capabilities. This is really handy if you’re adding content to the rich content editor in Canvas or composing messages in your browser.

As you type, a red squiggly line appears beneath a misspelled word. Right clicking on the word often provides a menu of suggested spellings.

Typos in the Canvas content editor.
Typos in the Canvas content editor.

If you’re not seeing the line beneath misspelled words, you might need to adjust your browser’s settings to enable the spell check capabilities. Here’s how to do it in

If you run into trouble with your browser settings, please contact the Helpdesk by phone at 215.951.1860. If you have questions about Canvas, the ID team is happy to help you!

Firefox on a PC

  1. Click on the Firefox button.
  2. Choose Options from the menu.
  3. Make sure Check my spelling as I type is selected.

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Firefox on a Mac

  1. Click on Firefox.
  2. Choose Options from the menu.
  3. Make sure Check my spelling as I type is selected.

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Chrome on a PC

  1. Click on the Chrome menu.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select Show advanced settings.
  4. Find Languages and click on Language and input settings.
  5. Make sure Enable spell check is checked.

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Chrome on a Mac

  1. Right click on a word that you’re typing.
  2. Click on Spelling and Grammar.
  3. Make sure Check Spelling While Typing is selected.

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Safari on a PC

  1. Right click on a word you’re typing.
  2. Click on Spelling and Grammar.
  3. Make sure Check Spelling While Typing is checked.

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Safari on a Mac

  1. Click on Edit.
  2. Choose Spelling and Grammar.
  3. Make sure Check Spelling While Typing is checked.

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Internet Explorer

  1. Click on Tools.
  2. Choose Manage add-ons.
  3. Click on Spelling Correction.
  4. Make sure Enable spelling correction is checked.

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