Project Description

Glossary Tool

Helping student understanding.

Purpose

This Glossary Tool helps students understand the terminology used within your course. Key terms within your content will feature dots beneath them and a definition will appear via a tooltip on hover.

Features

The Glossary Tool:

• links words on a page to a hidden glossary list

• automatically searches for glossary words and attributes them with a hover tooltip definition

• provides only one highlighted instance of a glossary term within each course page

• can be updated by authors, or students where authorised.

Why use it?

Courses often contain numerous industry-specific terms and acronyms that students may be unfamiliar with. The Glossary Tool automatically marks up these terms within a course page, providing students with a definition precisely when they need it.

How to use it

The Glossary Tool is easy to use. Content writers can create glossary tooltips for their course in only three steps:

• Create a ‘Global Glossary’ page within the Canvas course

• Add terms to the Glossary

• Save.

Take a look at our downloadable resource for more information.