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==What is Word count?==
 
==What is Word count?==
Word count is a plugin for the [[Atto editor]] which, when iadded by the administrator to the toolbar config box in ''Site administration > Plugins >Text editors > Atto HTML editor >Toolbar settings'', displays an  icon '''#''' in the Atto editor.
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Word count is a plugin for the [[Text editor|Atto text editor]] which is used to create content within Moodle.  This plugin enables the author of text, such as a student, to check how many words and letters are in a  piece of text.
  
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==How is it set up?==
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When configured it  displays an icon # in the Atto editor. It has to be enabled  by an administrator by being added to the toolbar config box. This is found in ''Site administration > Plugins >Text editors > Atto HTML editor >Toolbar settings''
 
==How does it work?==
 
==How does it work?==
 
When students type text into the Atto editor, for example in an forum post or an assignment, they can click the icon and a pop up will display, showing them how many words and letters they have already produced. This can be helpful when they need to type a certain number of words for an essay.
 
When students type text into the Atto editor, for example in an forum post or an assignment, they can click the icon and a pop up will display, showing them how many words and letters they have already produced. This can be helpful when they need to type a certain number of words for an essay.
  
 
[[File:atto_count.png]]
 
[[File:atto_count.png]]
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==How can I get it?==
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Word count for Atto is a contributed plugin which must be installed by an administrator from [https://moodle.org/plugins/atto_count the plugins directory here.]
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[[Category:Quick guide]]
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[[Category:Editing text]]
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[[es:Guía rápida de Conteo de palabras]]

Latest revision as of 21:44, 24 January 2017

What is Word count?

Word count is a plugin for the Atto text editor which is used to create content within Moodle. This plugin enables the author of text, such as a student, to check how many words and letters are in a piece of text.

How is it set up?

When configured it displays an icon # in the Atto editor. It has to be enabled by an administrator by being added to the toolbar config box. This is found in Site administration > Plugins >Text editors > Atto HTML editor >Toolbar settings

How does it work?

When students type text into the Atto editor, for example in an forum post or an assignment, they can click the icon and a pop up will display, showing them how many words and letters they have already produced. This can be helpful when they need to type a certain number of words for an essay.

atto count.png

How can I get it?

Word count for Atto is a contributed plugin which must be installed by an administrator from the plugins directory here.