Using the Glossaries

Once you’ve created your glossary, it’s time to start adding words and definitions. Even if you want to have a student-built glossary, it’s a good idea to seed it with a couple of definitions so students have a model to work from.

The main view of the glossary can be a bit confusing at first, as you can see from Figure 9-2. Under the main Moodle navigation bar, you’ll find the glossary name. Directly below the name, you’ll see the glossary description. Almost lost beneath the description, you’ll see the search bar. If you select the full-text option, you and your students can use this to search for glossary terms or definitions.

Main glossary page

Figure 9-2. Main glossary page

Adding Entries

Below the search bar are eight tabs detailing the glossary functions:

Add a new entry

Clicking this gives you access to the definition entry page.

Import entries

You can import glossaries from within this course or from other courses.

Export entries

You can use this to export your course glossary to an export file stored in the course files area. You can then download it to your computer and upload it to another class.

Waiting approval

If your default approval is set to No, all entries awaiting your approval will be listed under this tab.

Browse by alphabet

Students can look for glossary entries by the first letter of a word when they select this tab.

Browse by category

You can create word categories and make ...

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