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Collaborative Sites: Create a Glossary Post

July 2, 2010 by Sue Weier

Glossary Post

Glossary Posts allow you to define a term, character, or topic that you are using in your course. You may or may not have the option of a Glossary Post for your course.

To create a Glossary Post:

  1. Click Glossary Post in the Create menu.
  2. Title: Enter an appropriate title. This is a required part of your content
  3. Vocabularies/Tags - You will have a text box in which to enter your own tags, depending on your instructor's wishes. Choose
    what you consider to be the appropriate tags to describe the post or enter your own custom tags. Follow a few simple rules when choosing your own tags (suggested by Prof. Ulises Mejias of SUNY Oswego):
    • Always check the spelling
    • Use plurals rather than singulars (heros, villians, rather than hero or villian)
    • Avoid capitalization, except when capitalization is the norm
    • Include a couple of synonyms (i.e. New York, NYC)
    • Avoid compound words (i.e. toread, mydo)
  4. Add an image:
    1. click the appropriate "Add..." link
    2. click Browse to find the file
    3. click Upload to move the file from your computer to the site.
  5. Add video:
    1. Click Add video
    2. Enter the URL of the video clip on the web (for example,
      in Youtube or GoogleVideo)
  6. Body - enter the text of your post inside the tan editing box, using the buttons at the top of the editor to format the text. Disable rich-text lets you see and edit raw HTML code.
  7. Flags - you can bookmark the post if you wish.
  8. File attachments - You can upload files that will be available inside this Glossary Post to download by browsing and uploading them to the server. The accepted file types are listed.
  9. Revision information is not necessary for an initial post. It is optional for an edit to a post.
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