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.
This guide has been updated for TITANium 2019-2020.
1. Enter your course.
2. Click on the Gear icon.
3. Select Turn editing on.
4. Create the Glossary.
4.1. Click on Add resource or activity.
4.2. Select Glossary.
4.3. Click on Add.
4.4. Type a Name and a Description.
4.5. Select Main glossary.
4.6. Change all of the Entries settings to No.
Scroll down to the Entries section and change all of the settings to No. This is only necessary in this type of use. If you want students to make entries, then it is not necessary to change these to No.
4.7. The rest of these settings can be left on their defaults.
4.8. Click on Save and display.
The remaining settings can stay with their defaults. Scroll down the page and click on Save and display.
4.9. Click on Add a new entry.
Now is a good time to add your entries.
4.10. Type a Concept and the Definition.
4.11. Click on Save changes.
5. Create the Random glossary entry block.
5.1. Scroll down the Nav drawer.
5.2. Click on Add a block.
5.3. Select Random glossary block.
5.4. Click on the cog wheel.
5.5. Select Configure Random glossary entry block.
5.6. Type a Title for the block.
5.7. Select the name of your glossary.
5.8. Change Show concept (heading) for each entry to No.
5.9. Delete the text in the links fields.
5.10. 21 Click on Save changes.
6. Student view of the Daily Quote.
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.