Glossary

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The Glossary tool allows you to store terms and their definitions. Each unit has its own glossary and you can populate this with explanations of concepts and terms that are relevant to the unit. Students can then access this glossary and search for particular terms.


Access Glossary

  1. Click on Setup on the navbar.
  2. Click on Glossary link.

Create Glossary Term

  1. On the main Glossary page, click on New Term.
  2. Type a Term in the Term field.
  3. Type the definition of the term in the Definition field.
  4. You can also use the Check Spelling and Preview icons to check and preview it.
  5. If you want the glossary term to link to a topic, select the topic from the Link to Topic drop-down list.
    Note: You must have the topic already created to link the glossary term to it.
  6. Click Save, or click Save and New to save and add another term.

Importing glossary terms

You have the option to create all of the glossary words for your unit at one time on your computer and import them into CloudDeakin all at once.

To import multiple glossary terms, you must supply a CSV (comma separated values) file containing your glossary information. Each field in this file should be separated by a comma and each row by a line break. The first field in the first row must contain the text Term and the second field must contain the text Definition. All subsequent rows will contain the actual terms and definitions that you want to import. A template CSV file is available on the Import Terms page to download.

  1. On the main Glossary page, click on Import Terms. The Import Terms page displays.
  2. To see a sample import file, click the Download sample CSV file link and save the file to a location of your choice, then open the file. Add your terms and definition to the file.
  3. Once you have created a CSV file, click Import terms and click the Browse button and locate the file, then click Open.
  4. Click the Import Terms button. A preview page is displayed, showing all of the terms found in the CSV file.
  5. Select the terms you want to import using the check boxes beside each term. By default, all terms are selected.
  6. If you want to modify the title or definition of any term before importing, you can do so directly from this page.
  7. Click Import Selected Terms to finish importing the terms.

Manage Glossary

Edit a glossary term

  1. On the main Glossary page, click on name of the term.
  2. Make your revisions.
  3. Click Save.

Delete a glossary term

  1. On the main Glossary page, click Delete from the context menu of the term you wish to delete.
  2. Click Yes in the confirmation message.

Delete multiple terms

  1. On the main Glossary page, select the terms that you want to delete using the select check boxes to their left. To select all terms, use the Select All Rows check box at the top of the list.
  2. Click the Delete button at the top of the list of terms.
  3. Click Yes in the confirmation message.

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