Creating and Managing a Glossary

The Dynamic Glossary is an optional tool. It lists any terms with definitions that an author includes. It also permits users to find the first reference in the course to the glossary term. 

A glossary covers an entire project and all its blueprints. If a term doesn't appear in a course generated by a blueprint, it will not appear in that course's glossary.

To make the glossary available, a Customer Admin enables it in the project settings, reached from the project's home page:

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Authors can turn on the Dynamic Glossary for a project as follows: In the left-hand navigation bar, click Glossary under Content.

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 Turn on the dynamic glossary function from the Project Settings page.

 

Create Glossary Entries

To create a new glossary entry:

1. In the project menu, click Content and then Glossary.

2. Click + Add Term.

 

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 The Glossary page. Add a new term by clicking + Add Term.

 

3. In the pop-up window, add the term and the definition ("meaning").

4. Add an audio file if applicable. 

5. Click Save to add the term. 

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Note: You may also upload terms using a .tsv (tab delineated) file.

 

Tag a Term

Tag the term the first time it is used in the course. To tag a term:

1. Highlight the term.

2. Click the term icon.

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3. If you have defined the term in the glossary, the definition will appear. If the term is not yet included in the glossary, fill in the pop-up window. Include the definition ("meaning") and an audio file if you wish.

4. Click Save.

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Note: If you have not defined the term in the glossary, you can follow the same steps as above, and in step 3, enter the definition. The item will appear in the Dynamic Glossary. 

 

In-Course Glossary

The glossary page, listed at the bottom of the Table of Contents or reached by advancing to the last page in the course, lists all glossary terms that appear in the blueprint you are viewing. Clicking the term takes the user to the term's first appearance in the course.

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Glossary7.pngThe glossary page at the end of a course