This article is written for G Suite for Education Administrators.

Your teachers' writing tests or vocabulary tests may fail because Google Docs's built-in spelling & grammar checking helps your students cheat! This feature eliminates Google Docs as a viable tool for online testing capabilities.

Google Docs's spelling correction ruins online testing
Google Docs's spelling correction ruins online writing tests

While the feature can be turned on or off in individual student device, it's infeasible to enforce the rule remotely, as Admin Console doesn't provide the option.

This article explains how Safe Doc disables the spell checking feature in Google Docs. If you have not installed Safe Doc for your school, get a 30-days trial today.

What's the change in Google Docs?

The major spelling check feature is the misspelling and grammar suggestions. Misspelled words are underlined in red. Grammar suggestions are underlined in blue. Safe Doc disables these options as well as locks students from re-enabling them.

Safe Doc disables spell and grammar checking in Google Docs
Safe Doc disables spell and grammar checking in Google Docs

When you click the Spell and grammar icon spelling and grammar icon in the toolbar, Google Docs opens a spell and grammar dialog that walks through all misspelled words and suggests the correct candidates. Safe Doc removes the icons along with the dialog.

Safe Doc removes the Spelling and grammar dialog used for correct words
Safe Doc removes the Spelling and grammar dialog used for correct words

After the spelling and grammar feature is disabled, all Google Docs would have a clean look without error underline hints.

How to Set up with Safe Doc?

First of all, make sure you have deployed Safe Doc and read Safe Doc Configuration.

Then set the policy BlockDocsSpellCheck to true in the Safe Doc extension policy configuration. Add the policy if you don't have the policy.

"BlockDocsSpellCheck": {
   "Value": true  
}

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