Adding a Glossary to Your Course

The Moodle glossary is a neat module for activities involving gathering resources and sharing information. The glossary is simpler to use than the wikis and lessons, and you can use it collaboratively with your learners, encouraging your learners to find and present information. Be sure your learners know that it's important to save after editing because if they open a page and forget to save the changes, the opened wiki page is locked, and no one can view or edit it. You or IT support can change permissions, allowing learners to override locked pages. See Chapter 13 for advice and information on how to change permission and how to bribe your IT staff to do it for you.

A structure such as the glossary can be fun. Moodle enables you to create a course glossary, or allow groups or individual learners to create their own. The glossary will assist them in understanding the terms in context of the assignment, project, or unit and will act as a resource for others.

Effective ways to use your glossaries

Use your imagination to add the Moodle glossary to your learning activities. Learners can use it just like a dictionary, but the Moodle glossary is much more than a word list your learners may need for your course. The features allow you and your learners to share the glossary lists, add comments to individual glossary entries, and link the glossary terms. Moodle allows you to enable the glossary terms to be highlighted whenever they appear throughout the ...

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