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==What is the Glossary activity?==
 
==What is the Glossary activity?==
The Glossay activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. While it can be set up and used only by the teacher, its main function is as a collaborative exercise. The [[Glossary auto-linking filter]]
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The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. While it can be set up and used only by the teacher, its main function is as a collaborative exercise. The [[Glossary auto-linking filter]]
 
will highlight any word in the course which is located in the Glossary.
 
will highlight any word in the course which is located in the Glossary.
  
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#In a course, with the editing turned on, choose 'Glossary' from the activity chooser.
 
#In a course, with the editing turned on, choose 'Glossary' from the activity chooser.
 
#Give it a name and, if required, a description.
 
#Give it a name and, if required, a description.
# Expand the other settings to sections to define the settings you want, in particular:
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# Expand the other sections to sections to define the settings you want, in particular:
 
##Entries - decide if you want to allow editing of entries, duplicate entries, unmoderated entries etc
 
##Entries - decide if you want to allow editing of entries, duplicate entries, unmoderated entries etc
 
##Appearance - decide how you want the Glossary to be displayed. This affects the browsing options for students.
 
##Appearance - decide how you want the Glossary to be displayed. This affects the browsing options for students.
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The Display format depends on the teacher's settings and also the administrator's settings, although students will see the Add a new entry button  and a Search button.
 
The Display format depends on the teacher's settings and also the administrator's settings, although students will see the Add a new entry button  and a Search button.
  
Their entries may be approved by default and always editable, or the teacher may decide to approve them manually and not allow editing. Comments and ratings may or  may not be enabled.
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Their entries may be approved by default and always editable, or the teacher may decide to approve them manually and not allow editing. Comments and ratings may or  may not be enabled. Icons for editing, (if enabled), deleting and permalinking are shown bottom right of a student's entry.
  
 
===Teacher view===
 
===Teacher view===
  
[[Image:Glossaryexample.png]]
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Teachers additionally see icons in each entry for editing, deleting and permalinking.
  
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==More information==
 
* [[Glossary settings]]
 
* [[Glossary settings]]
 
* [[Using Glossary]]
 
* [[Using Glossary]]

Latest revision as of 14:52, 13 August 2020


What is the Glossary activity?

The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions, like a dictionary. While it can be set up and used only by the teacher, its main function is as a collaborative exercise. The Glossary auto-linking filter will highlight any word in the course which is located in the Glossary.


Overview of the Glossary activity

How is it set up?

  1. In a course, with the editing turned on, choose 'Glossary' from the activity chooser.
  2. Give it a name and, if required, a description.
  3. Expand the other sections to sections to define the settings you want, in particular:
    1. Entries - decide if you want to allow editing of entries, duplicate entries, unmoderated entries etc
    2. Appearance - decide how you want the Glossary to be displayed. This affects the browsing options for students.
  4. Click Save and display
  5. Optionally, click the Add a new entry button so students see at least one example. 'Concept' is the word or phrase you are defining and 'Definition' is where you explain it.

How does it work?

Student view

Students access the Glossary by clicking the icon on the course page.

The Display format depends on the teacher's settings and also the administrator's settings, although students will see the Add a new entry button and a Search button.

Their entries may be approved by default and always editable, or the teacher may decide to approve them manually and not allow editing. Comments and ratings may or may not be enabled. Icons for editing, (if enabled), deleting and permalinking are shown bottom right of a student's entry.

Teacher view

Teachers additionally see icons in each entry for editing, deleting and permalinking.

More information