SNAP: Activities & Resources: Add a Glossary

glossary is a collaborative activity in which instructors and students can create a list of concepts and their definitions. Entry pages for concepts can contain formatted text, images, and attached files. Participants can provide comments and rate individual entries, turning the glossary into a graded assignment activity.

PLEASE NOTE: Glossary entries are not backed up and restored when new courses are created each semester. To migrate a glossary to a new course, the glossary needs to be exported from the old course and then imported into the new course.


To Create a Glossary:

1. Login to Moodle and select your course.

2. Scroll to the bottom of the course page and select Create Learning Activity.

Create Learning Activity button


3. Select Glossary from the Activities list, then click Add at the bottom of the screen. 

Glossary from the Activities list


4. Assign a Name and Description to the glossary. There are also many optional settings including: Displaying description on courseGlossary type, and Entries shown per page.

Adding a new glossary settings


6. Personalize the glossary in the Glossary Settings. Once you have selected optional settings

7. Click Save and return to course.

save and return to course option SNAP



To Create a Glossary Entry:

1. Click the glossary link on the Moodle course page.

glossary link on moodle


2. Click Add a new entry.

Add a new entry button


3. Enter a Concept Name and Definition. Optional settings include: Keywords and Attachment.

New entry general settings (concept name, definition, keywords and  attachments)

NOTE:  By Auto-linking, words defined in the glossary can be accessed from anywhere in your Moodle course. Whenever a glossary term appears in the course, it will automatically be converted into a hyperlink that will open the glossary to its definition page.


4. To turn Auto-linking on, click on the check-box next to the option called "This entry should be automatically linked." You may also select "This entry is case sensitive", and/or "Match whole words only" to apply settings. 

5. Click Save changes.

Save changes button


For Moodle Essentials-themed course instruction please see Moodle 3: Activities & Resources: Add a Glossary.

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