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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 Glossary set up and we have the Zooxanthellae and Hermatypic Coral terms in here, we are inside of the Coral Zooxanthellae article that we added to our course earlier. So we move our mouse around the text, we can see that all we have here inside of this article is just plain text. Auto-linking is currently not working. So let's go ahead and turn it on. In order to turn it on we have to be logged in as the administrator. So go up to the upper right-hand corner, click the Logout button, and then click the Login button and Log in as the administrator.
The Username is admin and the Password is 12345. If you're working on your own campus Moodle server you may have to contact your IT department to get them to turn this on for you. Go ahead and scroll down in the left-hand side in the Settings section and click on the Link for Site administration. Then scroll down pretty far in the list until you find the link for Plugins. Select Plugins and then look for the link for Filters, click on Filters and then select the first item which is Manage filters.
The Manage filters page shows up and then what you're going to do is scroll down until you can find the grayed out link for Glossary auto-linking. We can see that this item is currently Disabled, click the dropdown menu and change the value to On. When your page refreshes Glossary auto-linking should now be turned on and it should be implying to the content section. We are not going to have it apply to headings. we are going to have it apply to content. Okay, we should be all set up now on the server.
So let's go ahead and click the Logout link in the upper right-hand corner and then click Login and log back in to your account. If you are following along with me, my login is chris and my Password is 12345. Let's go ahead and go back into our course and then if we scroll down into the top of Week 1 we can find that Coral Zooxanthellae article. Go ahead and click on that article and now as we move our mouse around on the page, anytime that we find a term such as Zooxanthellae we can click on it and see that there's a pop-up window that comes up that has the term listed in it.
Now one of our other terms is Hermatypic Coral, but as I move my mouse over the term here it's not linking, hit OK. I see the term right here in the front as the first word in this article and I can see that that is also not linked. Well, what's going on here is this is listed as Hermatypic corals and our term is defined as Hermatypic Coral. Let's go ahead and fix that. So go ahead and return back to your main course by clicking on the BIOL432 link up in your breadcrumbs, and then make sure that Editing is turned on by clicking the link in the upper right-hand corner, and now let's take Glossaries to a whole new level.
Let's go in and create a secondary glossary and create a list of references that become Auto-link throughout our course and we will do that in the next movie.
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