Glossary

Glossary








Glossary
The Glossary is a tool in Blackboard that allows you to create an alphabetized, searchable
list of terms (by first letter) and their definitions. You can type terms directly into
Blackboard or you can upload a file of terms created outside of Blackboard following
certain formatting guidelines.

How to Create a Glossary
1. Begin with the Edit mode ON

2. In the Control Panel select Course Tools then Glossary

3. On the Glossary page select Create Term

4. Type in a Term and Definition
5. Click Submit

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6. A “Success” message will appear at the top of the page.

7. Continue adding terms and definitions. They will appear alphabetically on the page. A
menu will be created at the top of the list so that you can search the terms by first letter.

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How to Upload a Glossary File
You can create a glossary file for upload in a spreadsheet or text editor which may be more
desirable for large lists
1. Type terms in your selected file type
a. Rules for using a spreadsheet (such as MS Excel) – type terms in one column,
definitions in the next, one term per line. Save the file as CSV
b. Rules for using a text editor – type terms one entry per line, separating the term
and definition by a comma or tab. Save the file as CSV or TXT.
2. From the Glossary page click the Upload/Download button and select Upload
Glossary

3. Click the Browse button to find the saved glossary file on your computer.

4. Select the file and click Open.

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5. Determine if you want to add the uploaded glossary to the current one or replace it

6. Click Submit
7. Your terms will appear alphabetically regardless of the order they are in your original file.

How to Download a Glossary
You can download an existing Blackboard glossary for use in another course
1. From the Glossary page click the Upload/Download button and select Download
Glossary

2. Click Download

3. Click Save As. Select a name and location to save the file.
4. Click Save. Note: you can edit this saved file before it is uploaded to the next course.

How to Edit a Glossary Term
1. Edit or Delete a glossary term by clicking the drop down menu next to the name of the
term

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2. If you type in a new term with the same name, the new term will replace the old one

How to Add a Glossary Link to the Course Menu
See “Course Management >Setting Up Your Course” for information on creating a tool link
as a navigational menu item.
Additional Resources: Blackboard Help https://help.blackboard.com

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