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Creating a secondary glossary

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Video: Creating a secondary glossary

Now, let's go ahead and unlock the full potential of the glossary activity. In this movie, we're going to go ahead and we're going to create a secondary glossary that's going to contain all of the bibliographical references that we want our students to be able to look at throughout this term. After we create the glossary, we're also going to import an XML file that contains all of these references. To begin, make sure you're in the header block and click the dropdown menu for Add an activity and select Glossary. For the Name of this activity, simply type-in Bibliographical References.

Creating a secondary glossary

Now, let's go ahead and unlock the full potential of the glossary activity. In this movie, we're going to go ahead and we're going to create a secondary glossary that's going to contain all of the bibliographical references that we want our students to be able to look at throughout this term. After we create the glossary, we're also going to import an XML file that contains all of these references. To begin, make sure you're in the header block and click the dropdown menu for Add an activity and select Glossary. For the Name of this activity, simply type-in Bibliographical References.

In the Description, type-in Bibliographic references used throughout this course. Go ahead, and scroll down on the page, and let's set up a few of the settings for this glossary. We do want 10 entries per page. We want to make sure that the Glossary type is set to Secondary glossary. Then we want to change Allow comments on entries to Yes, and we always want to allow edits, so we'll set that one to Yes. Everything else should be left at the default. Go ahead and scroll all the way to the bottom and then hit the Save and display button.

This will take us directly into the glossary without having to go back to the main page of the course. Now, let's go ahead and import an XML file that contains all of the references that we need for the course. Over in the left-hand column under Settings, you have a section for Glossary administration, and one of the links here is Import entries. Go ahead and click on Import entries, and now click the Choose a file link. This is going to open up an Upload a file link, and allow us to browse for a file. Now before we browse for this file, let's go ahead and minimize our browser and have a look at the XML file and the text file that I have on screen.

XML stands for Extended Markup Language, and there are many courses here in the lynda.com Online Training Library that can help you learn about creating your own and editing an XML file. Now, all that is beyond the scope of this course, but I've gone ahead and created this XML file for us to be able to import in. I want to take a quick look at the file and see how it's constructed. I can go ahead and twirl up some of these items here and here we can see that there's both an opening and a closing tag to describe the content that's going to be inside of it.

So here we've got the GLOSSARY tag, underneath of that we have an INFO tag. Inside of INFO we have ENTRIES and ENTRIES is where all of the bibliographic references are going to be contained. Then inside of each entry, there is a variety of different specific tags that have to be here, including CONCEPT, DEFINITION, FORMAT, USEDYNALINK, CASESENSITIVE, FULLMATCH, TEACHERENTRY. each of these values have either a 1 for on or a 0 for off.

Then there are additional entry tags that repeat, that contained each of the bibliographical references that we're going to import. If you want to create your own file, I've also included in the Chapter 09 exercise file a references.txt file that contains the full text of all of the references that I've used inside of this XML file. The other way to go ahead and create all of these entries is to simply go through and add the entries one by one into the online glossary. Okay, enough about the XML file. Let's go ahead and go back to our browser and inside the File Picker we'll click the Browse button and select references. xml from the Chapter 09 exercise files.

Go ahead and hit the Open button and then click the Upload this file button. We want to make sure that we're importing into the current glossary, and we're not going to import any categories. Go ahead and hit the Submit button and we can see that there were 6 total entries in the XML file that were found and Moodle imported all 6 entries. Go ahead and hit the Continue button and now we're taken back into our glossary. If we scroll down, we can see that each one of the references was imported in, auto-linking is working because if I hover my mouse over top of the term Zooxanthellae inside of Dustan 1979, we can see that we're cross-linked over into our main gallery.

Now let's go ahead and look at how powerful this tool is. Go ahead and scroll back up to the top of your page and let's return back to our course and then scroll down on the page to the Chapter 01 Lecture Materials and let's go back into that Coral Zooxanthellae Symbiosis link. Now as we move our mouse around on the page, anytime we go over top of a reference, such as Glynn 1993 or Stimson and Kinzie 1991, we can click on the link and we can see the full reference. Now, how exactly did this work? Well, if we look inside of here, we can see that we've cited inside of this paper in a standard citation format.

so Glynn 1993, Stimson and Kinzie 1991, Dustan 1979 and so forth. Let's go ahead and go back to our course one more time and go back into the bibliography. Go ahead, and scroll down a little bit, and let's look at this Glynn 1993 article. Go ahead and hit the Edit button next to it. We've listed the concept to be exactly how he would cite this article as a reference embedded in a scientific paper with the definition being the full citation. We've also down here in the Auto-linking, made sure that Auto-linking was turned on, and then we've unchecked the Match whole words.

That way, any portion of this concept that shows up inside of one of the other blocks of text, inside of our Moodle course, will automatically link to the full reference. Now, notice here, you can also add an attachment. So if you have a full reprint of this article that you want to be able to provide out to your students, then you can go ahead and simply click the Add button here for Attachments, link that PDF file directly here to this article, and then embed it directly in any text that you have throughout your course. A student could be able to click on the link to the reference and not only get the full citation of that article, but they can actually read the full paper as well.

Go ahead and return back to your course. I hope has given you a good overview as to how powerful the glossary activities are within your Moodle course. Just make sure that you have Auto-linking turned on. You may need to contact your IT department to make sure that it's enabled on your server if you don't have access to the administration screens of Moodle.

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  1. 3m 26s
    1. Welcome
      1m 14s
    2. Course overview
      1m 34s
    3. Using the exercise files
      38s
  2. 1h 10m
    1. What you need to get started
      4m 27s
    2. Installing Moodle on a Mac
      9m 23s
    3. Configuring Moodle for the Mac
      5m 29s
    4. Installing Moodle on a Windows computer
      11m 35s
    5. Configuring Moodle for Windows
      7m 21s
    6. Creating a custom theme
      10m 0s
    7. Creating user accounts
      6m 4s
    8. Creating a new course
      6m 35s
    9. Just enough site administration
      9m 51s
  3. 1h 20m
    1. Logging in and getting oriented
      4m 23s
    2. Managing private files
      3m 41s
    3. Customizing your profile
      8m 26s
    4. Customizing course settings
      10m 14s
    5. Editing the header block
      5m 18s
    6. Posting a course syllabus
      3m 43s
    7. Communicating news to students
      4m 4s
    8. Managing files and folders
      6m 14s
    9. Posting lecture slides
      4m 37s
    10. Organizing course content
      12m 31s
    11. Setting up the Gradebook
      5m 4s
    12. Creating a simple assignment
      9m 45s
    13. Messaging students
      2m 49s
  4. 26m 45s
    1. HTML Editor overview
      5m 9s
    2. Formatting text
      5m 10s
    3. Creating internal links
      3m 14s
    4. Creating external links
      2m 42s
    5. Inserting local pictures with HTML
      4m 26s
    6. Creating equations
      6m 4s
  5. 47m 28s
    1. Preparing images
      5m 19s
    2. Posting image files
      3m 18s
    3. Posting a photo gallery
      3m 23s
    4. Creating header graphics in Fireworks
      7m 58s
    5. Preparing audio
      9m 41s
    6. Posting audio files
      4m 49s
    7. Preparing video
      7m 21s
    8. Posting QuickTime video as .mov files
      2m 43s
    9. Posting Flash video as .flv files
      2m 56s
  6. 36m 9s
    1. Understanding repositories
      3m 5s
    2. Configuring a Dropbox repository
      6m 13s
    3. Using a Dropbox repository
      4m 43s
    4. Configuring a Google Docs repository
      1m 15s
    5. Using a Google Docs repository
      5m 20s
    6. Configuring a Flickr repository
      6m 13s
    7. Using a Flickr repository
      4m 5s
    8. Configuring the YouTube videos repository
      1m 7s
    9. Using the YouTube videos repository
      4m 8s
  7. 38m 50s
    1. Understanding resources and activities
      1m 9s
    2. Posting a file or document
      8m 36s
    3. Displaying a folder of documents
      4m 33s
    4. Using a label to bring your course to life
      6m 42s
    5. Creating a custom web page
      10m 33s
    6. Posting a URL for a web resource
      7m 17s
  8. 25m 51s
    1. Assignments overview
      1m 43s
    2. Advanced uploading of files assignment
      11m 32s
    3. Online text assignment
      4m 20s
    4. Uploading a single file assignment
      3m 42s
    5. Offline activity assignment
      3m 21s
    6. Assignment and Gradebook interactions
      1m 13s
  9. 35m 34s
    1. Creating a live chat room
      4m 57s
    2. Understanding Choice, Feedback, and Survey activities
      1m 23s
    3. Creating a Choice activity
      5m 10s
    4. Creating a customized Feedback activity
      4m 47s
    5. Adding a multiple choice question
      3m 14s
    6. Adding a dependent followup question
      3m 7s
    7. Adding a rating question
      2m 39s
    8. Adding an open response question
      2m 36s
    9. Analyzing Feedback results
      4m 16s
    10. Adding a standardized survey
      3m 25s
  10. 17m 18s
    1. Creating a main glossary
      5m 29s
    2. Adding concepts to the glossary
      2m 53s
    3. Enabling glossary auto-linking
      2m 53s
    4. Creating a secondary glossary
      6m 3s
  11. 11m 56s
    1. Creating a forum
      4m 40s
    2. Seeding a forum with questions
      3m 9s
    3. Participating in a forum
      4m 7s
  12. 31m 24s
    1. Creating a wiki
      4m 15s
    2. Wiki editing basics
      5m 28s
    3. Creating new pages
      2m 47s
    4. Creating lists
      3m 42s
    5. Adding images
      3m 53s
    6. Creating external links
      4m 24s
    7. Creating a table
      6m 55s
  13. 1h 4m
    1. Online assessment overview
      1m 20s
    2. Creating question pool categories
      2m 24s
    3. Creating a first question
      7m 10s
    4. Creating true/false questions
      3m 1s
    5. Creating multiple choice questions
      8m 22s
    6. Creating short answer questions
      8m 19s
    7. Creating essay questions
      4m 59s
    8. Creating match questions
      7m 10s
    9. Creating a quiz
      9m 0s
    10. Adding questions to a quiz
      2m 20s
    11. Changing the order of questions
      3m 1s
    12. Assigning quiz points
      1m 35s
    13. Previewing a finished quiz
      5m 50s
  14. 39m 38s
    1. Gradebook overview
      4m 53s
    2. Moving an assignment into a category
      1m 33s
    3. Completing assignments as a student
      11m 31s
    4. Grading assignments
      5m 5s
    5. Using quick grading
      1m 28s
    6. Grading assignments with uploaded files
      1m 58s
    7. Grading offline assignments
      1m 26s
    8. Grading an online quiz
      5m 1s
    9. Exporting grades to Excel
      2m 48s
    10. Importing grades from Excel
      3m 55s
  15. 9m 55s
    1. Calendars and events overview
      4m 8s
    2. Creating a new event
      2m 40s
    3. Creating a repeating event
      3m 7s
  16. 50m 41s
    1. Course administration overview
      2m 54s
    2. Managing course settings
      9m 5s
    3. Enabling completion tracking
      2m 20s
    4. Setting tracking for resources and activities
      3m 38s
    5. Managing tracking settings
      3m 51s
    6. Reporting on course tracking
      1m 32s
    7. Managing user roles
      4m 2s
    8. Backing up your course
      3m 36s
    9. Restoring data from a backup
      4m 50s
    10. Restoring a Moodle 1.9 course into Moodle 2.1
      6m 25s
    11. Importing content to another course
      3m 46s
    12. Resetting a course
      4m 42s
  17. 2m 6s
    1. Additional resources
      1m 37s
    2. Goodbye
      29s

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