Management Guide for Antidote Web

Management Guide / Access Control BETA

Access Control BETA

Access Restrictions

Access restrictions make it possible to forbid access to certain Antidote functions, for example, for students to take an exam without the help of the corrector but with the help of dictionaries and guides. A teacher can remove access to the corrector temporarily and then restore it after the exam.

LIMITATIONS — Access control applies to accounts with access to Antidote Web shared by an organization. It does not apply to personal accounts with their own access to a personal or family subscription. If a student connects to Antidote Web using an account not governed by the organization, the restrictions will not work for this student. Druide is studying ways to limit these workarounds and will provide you with the appropriate instructions when they become available.

Groups — The left column lists the groups within your organization account for which you have the role of Supervisor. (Groups and roles are managed in the Organization Client Portal (OCP)). Restrictions are applied group by group.

Corrector — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) to prevent access to the corrector for members of the chosen group. Restore access to the corrector by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). It may be useful to lock student data as well (see below).

Dictionaries — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) to prevent access to dictionaries for members of the chosen group. Restore access to dictionaries by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). While access to dictionaries is locked, the corrector no longer offers a menu of nearby words (to find other possible spellings) or synonyms (for example to avoid repetition).

Guides — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) to prevent access to guides for members of the chosen group. Restore access to the guides by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). While access to the guides is locked, the orange links in the tooltips of the corrector no longer display the text of the article explaining the detection.

Student data — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) to prevent access to student data in the chosen group. Restore access to student data by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). While access to student data is locked, students can no longer consult the words and definitions of their personal dictionaries, in the customizations window or in the dictionary window. They can also no longer consult their favourites, including their word lists, or access their recent texts. Scanned texts are not saved as recent texts.

Note — A student can be a member of several groups (for example, of their class groups and of a group of all the students of the institution). As soon as a restriction is applied to a group to which a student belongs, it applies to this student even if it does not affect their other groups. If you want to restore the student’s access to a function, you must restore it for all their groups.

Content Restrictions

Content restrictions make it possible not to display certain Antidote content that could interfere with classroom management. These restrictions are usually established at the beginning of the year or session according to the needs of the teacher, and do not vary for a given group.

Groups — The left column lists the groups within your organization account for which you have the role of Supervisor. (Groups and roles are managed in the Organization Client Portal (OCP)). Restrictions are applied group by group.

Inappropriate content — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) so that Antidote does not display inappropriate words and senses to students in the chosen group. Restore the display of these words and meanings by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). If the student tries to access a banned word, the following message will be displayed: "Your settings do not allow access to this entry". If the student accesses a word that has a banned sense (among others), this sense will not be displayed.

Translations — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) so that Antidote does not display the translations of words, expressions, proverbs and combinations to the students of the chosen group. Restore the display of these translations by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). The interface elements controlling the display of these translations in definitions and combinations are no longer displayed.

Audio pronunciations — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) so that Antidote does not display the loudspeaker icons that play the sound pronunciation of words and their inflections, and verbs and their conjugation for the students of the chosen group. Restore the display of these icons by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). When the speakers are not displayed, the audio pronunciation is no longer accessible (in definitions, conjugation and rhymes), but the phonetic transcription is displayed where it is available.

Wikipedia — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) so that Antidote no longer displays the link to Wikipedia at the bottom of the definitions. Restore the display of the link to Wikipedia by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue). Note: unlike Antidote for Windows and macOS, Antidote Web never filters the content accessed in Wikipedia.

Other add-ons — Push the switch to the left (it turns grey) so that Antidote no longer displays links to other web search add-ons (e.g., GDT, Google, etc.). Restore the display of links to other add-ons by pushing the switch to the right (it turns blue).