Students: How to use Moodle

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Using a Glossary

How to use a Glossary

A glossary is a list of words defined by you or your instructor. Participants are able to view and comment on all entries. Your instructor may allow you to also add entries.

Viewing the glossary

  1. Click on the glossary name to browse entries.

  2. You have various browsing options. The default is browse by alphabet letter.

Note: You may be able to comment on the glossary entry if the comment icon is showing. Click this icon to add a comment about the entry.

Adding a new entry to the glossary

  1. Click "Add New Entry" to add a new definition

  2. First determine the word and the alternate words that mean the same thing.

  3. Write a definition in any of the supplied formats and add an attachment if you wish.

  4. Concept and definition are mandatory fields.

  5. Click "Save changes" to submit your entry.

Note: You may or may not be able to add a new entry to the glossary, depending on how the instructor has set up the course. If you can you should remember that everyone can view your definition.