If you have a course that has a great deal of terminology, you might consider building a glossary.
Tip! This is an excellent assignment for your students! Create a blog and have them populate it with terms they see as relevant. It then forms a useful study guide. Consider assigning a small grade for participation or as part of a project.
► How to Use the Glossary Tool
- Turn Edit Mode “On”
- Select Glossary Tool (located under Course Tools in the main menu)
- This will open the tool:
- You can add terms manually or by uploading a glossary file (must be in .csv format – typically from a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel.) See https://help.blackboard.com/en-us/Learn/9.1_SP_12_and_SP_13/Instructor/060_Course_Tools/Glossary for more information.
- For manual entry, select Create Term
- Enter the name of the term and the definition
BUT – you’re not done yet. For the students to be able to access the glossary, you need to add a tool to their menu. See the next section, “How to Add a Glossary Link to the Course Menu.”
► How to Add a Glossary Link to the Course Menu
To give your students to access the glossary, add a link to the course menu for one-click access to the tool. You can customize the name of the link.
- Change Edit Mode to ON and point to the plus sign above the course menu. The Add Menu Item drop-down list appears.
- Select Tool Link:
- Type a Name for the link:
- From the Type drop-down list, select Glossary:
- Select the Available to Users check box.
- Click Submit. Your students will now be able to view (but not edit) your glossary.