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Controls

Entering Controls

Entering controls allows you to control who has access to which words and which words get included when you create your word lists and dictionaries.

This section plays an important role in complying with community protocols.

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Control Which Words Are Visible In The Learner Screen

For words to be visible in the Learner screen they must be:

  • Ticked as ‘Main’
  • Ticked as ‘Learner Accessible’
  • Have Visibility marked as ‘Unrestricted’

All 3 of these conditions must be met for a word to appear in the Learner screen.

Controlling Which Words Appear In Word Lists and Dictionaries

The Controls Panel works together with the Filters Panels in the Word List Maker and the Dictionary Maker.

When exporting with either the Word List Maker or the Dictionary Maker you can select whether or not to include words based on several different classifications. This includes the followng which are set in the Control Panel:

  • Main
  • Visibility
  • Era
  • Archived

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How To Enter Controls

Main

a. Once you start working through your sources and your Miromaa database grows you may end up having multiple entries for words. If you would like an entry to be the `Main’ entry click on the word Main or box next to it. You will see a tick appear in the box

b. If you would like to remove the selection click on it again

Our example word ‘Berabakaan’ is a main entry.

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You will see later when you are creating wordlists and dictionaries you will have filters to choose if it is all words you want or only `Main’ words in these resources.

Learner Accessible

  1. If you would like this word to be visible to Learners in the Learner Screen, click on the word ‘Main’ or the box next to it. You will see a tick appear in the box
  2. If you would like to remove the selection click on it again

Our example word ‘Berabakaan’ is Learner Accessible.

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Visibility

Click on the arrow next to ‘Unrestricted’ in the Visibility Field. A drop-down menu will appear with the options:

Unrestricted, Questionable, Sacred, Sexual, Restricted

a. Select according to cultural protocols how you would like to classify this entry.

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You can click on your selection from the list directly or type in the letter next to it on the list to select it.

Our example word ‘Berabakaan’ is ‘Unrestricted’.

Era

Click on the arrow next to ‘Traditional’ in the Era Field. A drop-down menu will appear with the options:

Traditional, Modern, Uncertain, Post Contact, Imported, Not Yet Classified.

a. Select according to cultural protocols how you would like to classify this entry.

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You can click on your selection from the list directly or type in the first letter of the word in the list to select it.

Our example word ‘Berabakaan’ is Traditional.

Checked by

Once each entry has been checked and confirmed that is has no mistakes or inaccuracies you can tick it as ‘Checked’.

a. Click on the box next to the ‘Checked By’ field.

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The username of the account that is logged in when the ‘Checked By’ field is ticked will automatically appear next to the field.

In our example Daryn’s user account was logged in when the field was checked.

Locked By

Once a word has been checked and finalised it can be locked to prevent any unauthorised changes. Only the user account that has locked it will be able to unlock it if further changes are required later.

To lock an entry:
a. Click on the box next to the ‘Locked By:’ field

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The username of the account that is logged in when the ‘Locked By’ field is ticked will automatically appear next to the field.

In our example Daryn’s user account was logged in when the field was locked.

Archived By

If you have more than one entry that is the same, which can happen when you are working with different sources, you can send the duplicates to the Archives. This means you can keep all entries but it will only show up in the Archive Screen and wont show up by default in your exported word lists and dictionaries. To archive an entry:

a. Click on the box next to the ‘Archived By:’ field

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The username of the account that is logged in when the ‘Archived By’ field is ticked will automatically appear next to the field.

In our example Daryn’s user account was logged in when the field was archived.