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In this course, author Chris Mattia helps educators create online courses that complement classroom-based instruction and foster student interaction using the free learning management system Moodle. The course details the basics of setting up a test environment, disseminating course information, creating forums, and assessing student progress. Tutorials on building course materials with Moodle's built-in HTML editor, preparing and posting various types of media, uploading assignments, and evaluating tests automatically are also included.
Now that we have our main glossary set up, let's go ahead and begin adding terms and concepts into our glossary. To do this simply click the Add a new entry button, when the page loads, click in the Concept field at the top and type in our first term, which is Zooxanthellae, which is Z-o-o-x-a-n-t-h- e-l-l-a-e, for the Definition, we will simple type in A Brown endosymbiotic algae commonly found in Hermatypic Corals.
You'll notice that we do have a full HTML editor here. So we could add additional images, media, we could provide formatting to our text. We can do anything we want inside of this HTML field. Go ahead and scroll down on the page and now let's look at the Keyword section. If we have any specific keywords that we wanted to add to this term or concept, we could add them here. If we had any specific attachments or any documents that we need to make sure that were attached to this concept, we could add those here. We can go ahead and scroll down a little bit further, now in the Auto-linking section.
We want to check the box to make sure that this entry is set up for Auto-linking. We don't want to make sure that this term is case-sensitive, but we do want to match the whole word or words only. That way, any variations of the terms Zooxanthellae will not be auto linked, only to full term of Zooxanthellae. Go ahead and click the Save changes button, and now we can see that our first term is listed here and its definition is listed underneath of it. If we scroll down a little bit further, we can see that we can delete this item, or we can edit it right from here.
You can also see that there are currently no comments that have been added to this term yet. Let's go ahead and add our second term. To do this simply click the Add a new entry button and then in the Concept field, type in Hermatypic Coral, for the Definition, let's type in A Reef Building Coral. Go ahead and scroll down, we are going to leave the Keywords and Attachments blank, we are going to check the box for This entry should be auto-linked, we are going to check the box for Match whole words only, and we going to leave, This entry is case-sensitive, turned off.
Go and hit Save changes and now as we look at our Definition, we can see it presented here. If we click the All button, we can see all of the terms that we have inside of this glossary. Let's go ahead and look and see if the Auto- linking is currently functioning in our course. Go ahead and scroll all the way back up to the top of our page and click on the link for BIOL432, go ahead and scroll down the page into the Lecture 1 section and click on the link, Coral Zooxanthellae Symbiosis that we added earlier. Here is the article that we have and we will notice that there are currently no links within this document.
In the next movie, we will show you how to turn Auto-linking on in the server and then see how a glossary term can provide contextual help directly to your students.
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