Glossary Activity: Adding a New Entry [Faculty & Student]


The Glossary activity allows participants to create and maintain a list of definitions similar to a dictionary. This guide will be focused on entries and categories if you would like more information you can find it in the Glossary guide.

This Guide Will Help You to:

  • Add a new glossary entry

  • Add a new category

  • Seek further assistance

Add a New Glossary Entry

  1. Select the glossary to which you wish to add an entry.


  1. Click  Add a new entry.



  1. In the Concept text field, Type the title of your entry.

  2. In the Definition text field, Type the content of your entry.


[Note: You can add images, sound, and video into your entries. For more information, see Overview: HTML Editor in Moodle ISU [Faculty & Student]]

  1. In the Keyword(s) text field, Type a keyword.


  1. In the Attachment area, Drag and drop a file to attach it to your entry.


For more information, see Auto-linking


For more information see, Using tags

Save settings

  • Click Save changes to add an entry.

  • Click Cancel to unsave changes and delete the entry.

Add a New Category

[Note: The Browse by category option is not available if the appearance of the glossary is set as simple, dictionary-style. Below is a list of options under the appearance that allows you to add a new Category 

  • Continuous without author

  • Encyclopedia

  • Entry list

  • FAQ

  • Full with author

  • Full without author]

To add glossary entries to a category, you will need to create the categories first which enables a Categories box underneath the Definition area in the entry creation setting in which you may select the category you wish to insert the entry.

  1. Select the glossary where you would like to add the category.


  1. Select Browse by category tab.

  2. Select Edit Categories.


  1. Select Add Category.


  1. Type the name of the category into the Name text box.


  1. Click Save changes.

Seek Further Assistance

For additional assistance please contact, ITRC at (208) 282 5880 or

For more information please visit,

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