Glossary module

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Note: You are currently viewing documentation for Moodle 2.3. Up-to-date documentation for the latest stable version is available here: Glossary module.


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 autolinking feature, will highlight any word in the course which is located in the glossary. Autolinking 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.

cuantic= referitor la cuanta; mecanica cuantica+ ramura a fizicii teoretice care studiaza fenomenele ce se petrec la scara atomica sau subatomica

cubic= de forma unui cub; privitor la cub

cuget= gandire, gand, minte, constiinta

cumpatat= cu masura, stapanit

Links to glossary terms

  • In places such as forum posts and quizzes, terms will be automatically highlighted and linked if they are in the glossary. Sometimes, this may be unwanted. To avoid this on a case-by-case basis:
    • In the HTML editor, select the term and press Ctrl-Alt-N. (You will see no visible change but the code below will appear in the HTML source.)
    • If not using the editor, you can type the tag manually. In Moodle 1.9+, use:
      <span class="nolink">...term...</span>
      In older versions of Moodle, use:
  • See also: Quiz FAQ#How can I turn off glossary auto-linking in a quiz? for more ways to prevent auto-linking.

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