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.

2. Turn editing on.

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

3. View course with editing turned on.

4. Create the Glossary.

4.1. Click on Add resource or activity.

4.2. Select Glossary.

Select Glossary.

4.3. Click on Add.

Click on Add.

4.4. Type a Name and a Description.

Type a Name and a Description.

4.5. Change all of the Entries settings to No.

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

Change all of the Entries settings to No.

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.

Click on Save and display.

4.7. Click on Add a new entry.

Now is a good time to add your entries.

Click on Add a new entry.

4.8. Type a Concept and the Definition.

Type a Concept and the Definition.

4.9. Click on Save changes.

Click on Save changes.

5. Create the Random glossary entry block.

5.1. Click on Add a block.

Click on Add a block.

5.2. Select Random glossary block.

Select Random glossary block.

5.3. Click on the cog wheel.

Click on the cog wheel.

5.4. Select Configure Random glossary entry block.

Select Configure Random glossary entry block.

5.5. Type a Title for the block.

Type a Title for the block.

5.6. Select the name of your glossary.

Select the name of your glossary.

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

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

5.8. Delete the text in the links fields.

Delete the text in the links fields.

5.9. 21 Click on Save changes.png

21 Click on Save changes.png

6. Student view of the Daily Quote.

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.

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