This article explains what a glossary activity is and how to use it.


What is a Glossary?

The Glossary activity allows individuals to create, maintain and view a list of definitions associated with their area of study on Learning Space. For example, a Journalism award might use a glossary to define words related to publishing and the press. Users can then contribute additional terms and add definitions and links where required. A Glossary can be identified by the book icon:

Contributing to a glossary

When you click the glossary title it will open with a view of all entries displayed in alphabetical order.   

To add your own entry, click the ‘Add entry’ button. 

In this example, we will add an entry to a glossary containing definitions of cloud formation terms. First give the entry a title or concept, followed by a definition.

You can also add an attachment, and/or key words. If you want to add more than one keyword, enter each one on a new line.  The last field on this page allows you to determine whether the definitions and glossary terms should be automatically linked within the rest of the Glossary.  

Click Save changes to create your entry.

Browsing a glossary

You can search the Glossary in two ways. The 'Search' box at the top of the page allows you to search for specific terms and if you click to select the ‘Search full text’ option, all references to the word you have entered in the search will be highlighted within the text of relating entries. 

The other option to browse the glossary is via the alphabetical index. The default option is set to display 'All’ but you can click on individual letters to display relating entries.  In the example below, the letter 'C' has been clicked and entries beginning with 'C' have been returned.

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