Why Do This
The Glossary allows you and the students to create and maintain a database of definitions,
or FAQs organized alphabetically that students can view, comment on and print( if
settings are enabled). Glossaries can be graded in a manner similar to forums, and
can be restricted to groups. You can have more than one glossary in your course. Glossaries
can include images and you can add a Random Glossary Block to your course that will
display one entry at a time, rotating through in the manner you
- Log onto Cougar Courses and go to the main page of your course.
- Click Turn editing on.
- Click Add an activity or resource, and then click “Glossary”.
- Name your glossary, and provide a description.
- Under “Entries” choose the various options. Do you want students to be able to
comment on different entries? Or edit them? If so, do you want to make it so entries
need to be approved by you, before they are posted?
- There are different display formats, 7 in all. Dictionary style (no authors listed),
continuous, full with author, full w/out author, encyclopedia, etc. Select one, click
save and display to continue. You can always change this setting once there are some
entries and you can see the difference between the formats.
- Ratings: Select the rating (grading) type and assign a total point value if
- Click the glossary link on the course page.
- Click “Add a new entry” to get started with glossary.
- Type the glossary word in Concept, and define it in “Definition”.
- If you’d like, you can enter keywords in the window below Definition. Keywords are
words that are associated with a given glossary term. These words will also highlight,
if you have that feature turned on for your class.
- Remember to click Save changes to finish.