How do I add a Glossary activity?

You will learn how to add a Glossary activity and the Random glossary entry block to your course in TITANium. The Glossary activity module can be used for many different purposes in addition to using it as a glossary of terms. Some possible uses of the Glossary activity module combined with the Random glossary entry block might include student introductions, advice for online success, famous quotes, student-made exam questions, past exam questions, and anecdotes.

Follow these steps to add a daily quote glossary with a Random glossary entry block to display it in. This Glossary will display a different quote each time the main course page loads. The instructor is the person who will input all of the entries for this example glossary.

1. Enter your course.

course main page

2. Turn editing on.

Click the Turn editing on link within the ADMINISTRATION block or click on the Turn editing on button.

Turn editing on.

3. View course with editing turned on.

course main page

4. Create the Glossary.

4.1. Click on Add resource or activity.

Add resource or activity.

4.2. Select Glossary.

 Glossary radio button is selected.

4.3. Click on Add.

Add button is selected.

4.4. Type a Name and a Description.

Name field is selected.

4.5. Change all of the Entries settings to No.

Scroll down to the Entries section and change all of the settings to No.

Entries settings

4.6. Click on Save and display.

The remaining settings can stay with their defaults. Scroll down the page and click on Save and display.

Save and display button is selected.

4.7. Click on Add a new entry.

Now is a good time to add your entries.

Add a new entry button is selected.

4.8. Type a Concept and the Definition.

Concept and the Definition fields

4.9. Click on Save changes.

Save changes button is selected.

5. Create the Random glossary entry block.

5.1. Click on Add a block.

Add a block is selected.

5.2. Select Random glossary block.

 Random glossary block is selected.

5.3. Click on the cog wheel.

 cog wheel is selected.

5.4. Select Configure Random glossary entry block.

Configure Random glossary entry block is selected.

5.5. Type a Title for the block.

Title field is selected.

5.6. Select the name of your glossary.

Take entries from this glossary field is selected.

5.7. Change Show concept (heading) for each entry to No.

Show concept is set to No.
Link fields are blank.

5.9. 21 Click on Save changes.png

Save changes button is selected.

6. Student view of the Daily Quote.

Daily Quote (glossary entry) displays.

Article Summary

You have learned how to create a Glossary and how to use the Random glossary entry block to display a daily quote in a block on the course main page.