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Moodle is an online tool that allows educators to interact with students outside the classroom and manage a course from anywhere. In Moodle Essential Training for Teachers, Chris Mattia shows how this program works for teachers on three levels: disseminating information, creating a forum where ideas are exchanged, and assessing the progress of students. Chris shows how to build course materials with Moodle's HTML editor, post assignments, and save time by using Moodle's grade book to evaluate tests automatically and organize scores. Exercise files accompany the course.
Now that we have set up our Glossary and added some terms to it, we are ready to turn on autolinking. We have checked the box in each of our entries to enable autolinking for each entry. But now we need to make sure that it's turned on inside of our server. Let's go ahead and return back to our course by clicking on the link for BIOL432 in the upper left hand corner. If we scroll down in the list to the article that we created in an earlier exercise for Coral Zooxanthellae Symbiosis and click on that link, we can see that some of the terms that we are using inside of our Glossary are present here in this document. But they are not linked currently. We have got Hermatypic Corals listed. We also have the term Zooxanthellae and it's listed several times.
Let's go ahead and turn on autolinking. To do this, return back to your course and then go to the upper right hand corner and click on the Logout button. If you are following along with the testing server that we set up in one of the previous exercises, simply login with the Administrator account whose Username is admin and Password is 12345. Click the Login button. Now over in the left hand side in the Site Administration block, click on Modules, click on Filters, click on Manage filters and select Glossary autolinking and turn on Enable/ Disable. Now we can return back to our course.
Simply go back to lyndaU in the upper left hand corner. Logout of the Administrator account. Log back in as yourself, if you are following along with me, my login name is Chris and Password is 12345. We will go ahead and click the Login button, we'll return back to our course, be sure to Turn editing on, so we are ready to keep building our site. Then scroll down to the first week of the semester and click on the page that we created earlier called Coral Zooxanthellae Symbiosis.
Now when we go into this page, the term Zooxanthellae shows up and it's a hyperlink. If we click on that term, it's going to open up a pop up window for us and it's going to give us the definition that's set up in the Glossary. You can go ahead and close that window. Now you may be wondering how come Hermatypic Corals did not show up as a hyperlink. That's because the phrase did not match exactly. Because we have the term Hermatypic Corals here in the document. But if we go back to BIOL432 and go back into our Glossary, we can see that the term that we added into our Glossary was Hermatypic Coral, not Hermatypic Corals.
Furthermore, if we go in and we click the Edit button associated with that entry and we scroll down to the bottom, we can see that since we put Match whole words only the Definition did not become hyperlinked. If we uncheck this box, click the Save changes button. Return back to our course, then go back to the Coral Zooxanthellae Symbiosis article. Now Hermatypic Corals, the part that matches the Definition exactly is hyperlinked back to our Definition. And you can see that the S at the end of the Hermatypic Corals is not selected. If we click on Hermatypic Corals, we get the pop up that has the Definition for us.
Go ahead and close this window and let's return back to our Glossary. To do this, go back to BIOL432, then go back into the Glossary. Now users currently do not have the ability to edit the content inside of a Glossary entry. If you want to allow students to be able to do this, we'll show you how to set that up in the next movie.
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