The Glossary activity facilitates the creation, modification, and organization of a repository of terms in a dictionary-type format. Ideas for creating multiple glossaries include: terms for a specific discipline, terms with embedded images, quotes, experts in the field, test questions, or a class directory. Each glossary entry can be auto-linked to every instance of it in a site. NOTE: there is no method to link only select occurrences of a term.
There are two glossaries types: main and secondary. A main glossary is a glossary in which entries from secondary glossaries can be imported. There can only be one main glossary in a course. if glossary entry import is not required, all glossaries in the course can be secondary glossaries. Glossaries can be imported and exported to other Moodle sites.
A common use of glossaries is to allow students to contribute terms, which instructors then enable student comments on and ratings of entries created by the other students.
It Is not possible to work in groups mode, that is, have multiple groups build their own version of the same glossary. However, a grouping can be assigned to work on its own glossary.
Add a Glossary Activity
Go to the course homepage and click Turn editing on.
Click Add an activity or resource in the section where you want to add the Glossary.
Select Glossary and click Add.
Enter a Name.
Enter a Description.
Select Glossary options. See Commonly Used Settings below.
Click Save and return to course.
Commonly Used Settings
Duplicate entries allowed - Choose yes or no.
Allow comments on entries - Choose yes or no.
Automatically link glossary entries - Choose yes or no.
Display format - Select one of seven styles. (Simple, dictionary is very common.)
Entries shown per page - Enter a number or retain the default.