Glossary - optional settings

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glossary iconThis entry relates to the Glossary activity.

Glossary has some optional settings which you can use, depending on the glossary's purpose and what you want students to do.


Moderate glossary entries before they are published

  1. In your glossary activity, Edit glossary settings 

    glossary administration

  2. Under Entries, change Approved by default to No



  3. Click Save and display


Set up ratings in a glossary

You may wish students to rate other students' work (peer assess). If making this part of the assessment, you could then view the ratings and determine an overall rating for a student. Glossary entries can be rated using a scale. By default, only teachers can rate glossary entries, though students can be given permission to do so if desired (see step 2 below). Any ratings given are recorded in the Gradebook.

If you set up glossaries for rating, the glossary item will automatically appear in the Gradebook. Otherwise, if you want to assess the glossary you will need to manually add it to the Gradebook.

    1. Click on the Edit settings cog for the glossary activity you wish to set up ratings for
      click to edit glossary

    2. Under Ratings, check the Roles with permission to rate list. If you want students to rate posts, you will need to add Student to this list. To do this, contact your eLearning support team
      permissions to rate

    3. Set the Aggregate type
      • Average of ratings (default) – useful if there is more than one post/one marker
      • Other options: Count of ratings: The number of rated items becomes the final grade. Note that the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity; Maximum rating: The highest rating becomes the final grade; Minimum rating: The lowest rating becomes the final grade; Sum of ratings: All ratings are added together. Note that the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity

    4. Set the Scale Type:
      • if set to Scale, the Scale will automatically be set to Non-graded pass so no Maximum points can be set
      • If you tick the box Restrict ratings to items with dates in this range: you will need to set the dates (From, To)
      • if set to Point, you can set the Maximum points (default is 100)
        Note: You can leave the default at 100, as if you set the weighting of the final grade for this assessment in Gradebook, the grade will be automatically scaled down

    5.   If you tick the box Restrict ratings to items with dates in this range: you will need to set the dates (From, To)


    6. Click Save and display


Set up auto-linking in a glossary entry

If the glossary auto-linking filter is enabled, entries will be automatically linked where the concept works and/or phrases appear within the topic.  
These steps must be repeated for each entry for which auto-linking is desired.

    1. Enter your glossary by clicking its link on the topic homepage 
      Select your glossary

    2. Select Add a new entry 
      select 'add a new entry'
    3. Enter the entry's Concept and Definition, along with relevant Keywords and any Attachments 

    4. Under the Auto-linking heading, enable auto-linking by selecting the check box beside This entry should be automatically linked 
      enable autolinking 
      The Match whole words only option will be enabled by default.   
      This setting specifies whether only whole words will be linked, for example, a glossary entry named "construct" will not create a link inside the word "constructivism" 

    5. Click Save changes 

Enable auto-linking in an existing glossary entry

To enable auto-linking in an existing glossary entry, first enter the glossary as in step 1 above.   
Identify the relevant entry and select the edit cog.  Enable auto-linking as in step 4 above.

    select the edit cog beside the relevant entry 

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