The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. Glossary can be used in many ways. The entries can be searched or browsed in different formats. A glossary can be collaborative or entries only made by the teacher. Entries can be put in categories. The auto linking feature, will highlight any word in the course which is located in the glossary. Auto linking can be turned off in the quiz module. It is possible to import and export entries from one glossary to another. Site wide (global) glossaries can be created that work in all courses. An entry can be linked to more than one key phrase. Follow the steps below to create to create a Glossary.
1. Add a Name to the Activity.
2. Write a Description.
3. Check box to Display description on course section.
1. Entries shown per page: Reduce the total # of glossary entries rendered on the page to help avoid confusion.
2. Is this glossary global?: Allow the hyperlinks of this glossary to be visible across the entire site, rather than just within this course.
3. Glossary type: By default, only instructors contribute to a "main glossary," whereas, a "secondary glossary" includes participants as contributors.
4. Duplicate entries allowed: This allows two glossary entries with the same title.
5. Allow comments: Participants can comment upon glossary items (like blog comments) if set to "Yes".
6. Allow print view: This provides a link so participants can print the entire glossary in a print-friendly collection.
7. Automatically link glossary entries: Glossary items are automatically hyperlinked to the entry, as the "name" and "keywords" of the entry appear throughout activities and resources of the course.
8. Approved by default: Instructors can require approval for glossary entries ("No") or have them approved by default ("Yes").
9. Display format: The glossary entries can be displayed in different formats. Click here to learn more.
10. Instructors can determine the navigation tools for the glossary:
11. Edit always: If set to "Yes" glossary entries will be able to be edited for the duration of the course. By default, entries can only be modified for a short period of time.
1. Select the gradebook category to place this Glossary.
2. The aggregate type defines how ratings are combined to form the final grade in the gradebook.. If "No ratings" is selected, then the activity will not appear in the gradebook.
3. Select a custom rating Scale, or how many points should be scored.
4. Restrict the dates for rating posts.
If enabled, Activity completion is tracked, either manually or automatically, based on certain conditions. Multiple conditions may be set if desired and the activity will only be considered complete when ALL conditions are met.
1. Select Completion tracking method.
2. Select date when the Activity is expected to be completed. The date is not shown to students and is only displayed in the Activity completion report. Click here to learn how to view the Activity completion report.
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