Equations and formulas can be added to a course glossary as a reference for learners.

  1. From either the Manage Course or Manage Module view, select Glossary from the Manage dropdown.
    Note: If the Glossary option does not appear, refer to How do I enable the glossary in my course?.

  2. Click Import Spreadsheet.

  3. The Add New Term form will appear. Complete the form as follows:

    • Term:* Enter the term in this required field.
    • Long Definition:* Enter the definition in this required field. To add an equation, click the built-in math editor button. Enter the equation and click OK. Here are some tips for creating an equation.

    • Image: If an image is needed for the glossary entry, use the File Manager to choose an existing image or upload a new image.
    • Image Alt Text:* Describe the image by telling viewers about the image, but at the same time using as few words as possible. The purpose of the alternative text is to allow the content or purpose of the image to be available to someone with visual or cognitive disabilities. Alt text is only visible to those with screen readers. To learn more about alternative text visit http://webaim.org/techniques/alttext/.
    • Image Caption: If needed, add a caption to the image.
    • Audio: If required, choose an existing audio file from the File Manager or upload a new audio file. 
    • Audio Transcript: Use the audio transcript field to ensure that the multimedia is accessible to learners with auditory impairments. This field should be populated if audio is included.
    • Once the Add New Term form is completed, select the Save button.

  4. The new term will now appear in the course glossary.

    Learner view of course glossary
    screenshot of the glossary show the word arms with its definition and an image

    Learner view of course glossary next to page content
    student view of content

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