The Glossary interaction lets learners reveal definitions of words, terms, and phrases. Use the Glossary interaction to:

  • Define commonly used terms.
  • Explain technical acronyms.
  • Provide understanding of cultural phrases.

Exploring the Editor

The Glossary editor has three columns with the following panels:

  • Steps: Located on the left side of the screen, this panel is used to manage entries for the Glossary.
  • Text: Located in the middle of the screen, this panel is used to add text to each entry.
  • Audio: Located in the upper right corner of the editor, this panel is used to add and edit audio.
  • Media: Located in the lower right corner, this panel is used to add pictures, characters, videos, and Flash files.

Here are some tips for working with the editor:

  • Change the width of a column by dragging its boundary with your mouse.
  • Click the triangle in the upper right corner of the Audio panel to collapse it if you need more room to work with the Media panel. Click it again to reopen the panel.

Adding Entries

Each step in a Glossary interaction is called an entry. To add an entry, do any of the following:

  • Press Ctrl+M.
  • Go to the Glossary tab on the ribbon, and click Add Entry.
  • Click the Create a new step button in the lower left corner of the Steps panel.
  • Click the Duplicate button at the bottom of the Steps panel to copy the currently selected entry(s).

New entries get added just below the entry that's currently selected in the Steps panel—unless the summary is selected, in which case new entries get added above it.

Tip: A Glossary interaction can have an unlimited number of entries.

Renaming Entries

To rename an entry, do either of the following:

  • Double-click the entry in the Steps panel to open it for editing. Enter the new name, and press the Enter key.
  • Select the entry in the Steps panel, and type the new name in the title field at the top of the text panel.

Tip: You can rename the introduction or summary in the same way.

Rearranging Entries

Articulate Engage automatically arranges glossary entries alphabetically. To change the order, rename one or more entries using the options above.

Deleting Entries

To delete an entry, select it in the Steps panel, and do any of the following:

  • Press the Delete key on your keyboard.
  • Go to the Glossary tab on the ribbon, and click Delete Entry.
  • Click the Delete button at the bottom of the Steps panel.

Tip: You can't delete the introduction or summary, but you can hide them.

Adding Content to Entries

To add text, audio, and media to each entry, see the following tutorials:

Changing the Width of the Term List

By default, the list of terms in a glossary occupies 40% of the overall width of the interaction, but you can change it. Here's how:

  1. Go to the Glossary tab on the ribbon, and click Interaction Properties.
  2. Select the Glossary tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Enter a percentage between 20 and 60 in the Term List Width field.
  4. Click OK.

Enabling an Alphabetic Filter

Engage gives you the option of adding a filter to your glossary. The filter makes navigating lengthy glossaries easier. When enabled, it appears across the top of your published interaction. Simply click an active letter to jump to that portion of the glossary.

To enable the filter, do the following:

  1. Go to the Glossary tab on the ribbon, and click Interaction Properties.
  2. Select the Glossary tab on the left side of the window.
  3. Mark the box to Enable filter.
  4. Click OK.

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