Glossary terms linked to word used within content-possible?

Aug 29, 2012

I'd like to be able to link new words as they appear in the content directly to a display of that word contained in the glossary tab. Is there a way to do this? I am working on a rather difficult law curriculum that introduces many many new words and I think it would be great to wikify the new words. Am I missing something? Is this possible and I am oblivious?

4 Replies
Bruce Graham

Hi Matthew.

Do not think this is currently possible.

In this circumstance I would create a link on the word to a Lightbox slide, and use each of these as explanation areas.

Granted, it is not as consolidated as the Glossary, however, the Glossary has some of it's own limitations in terms of text size etc.

Hope this helps.


Learning Technology

Hi Matthew,

I've also been looking at this and have come up with an option using a variable - original question was a while ago but hopefully helps someone out there!

Take a look at (v basic!) demo here.

The source file's attached if you want to take a look - should be a fairly easy process to add new items to the glossary, and add links within content pages.

Christine Hendrickson

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