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How to enable ratings in a Glossary

The Glossary activity in LEO has a 'rating' functionality, whereby you, and/or your students are able to give Glossary entries a 'rating' based on criteria and a points scale determined by you.

To enable ratings in a Glossary you need to:

  1. Click 'Turn editing on'
  2. Click on 'Edit' to the right of the Glossary's title, then click on 'Edit settings'
  3. Expand the 'Ratings' heading by clicking on it
  4. Select the ' Aggregate type' from the dropdown. The aggregate type defines how ratings are combined to form the final grade which will appear in the Gradebook. In the dropdown menu your options are:
    • Average of ratings - The grade given will be the mean of all ratings given to entries
    • Count of ratings - The number of rated items becomes the final grade. NOTE: the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity.
    • Maximum - The highest rating given to any one entry becomes the final grade
    • Minimum - The lowest rating given to any one entry becomes the final grade
    • Sum - All ratings given to all entries are added together. NOTE: the total cannot exceed the maximum grade for the activity.
    • If 'No ratings' is selected from the dropdown menu, then your Glossary will not appear in the gradebook.

    Under the 'Scale' heading you are able to select the type of grading used for this activity. If 'scale' is chosen, you can then choose the type of scale from the dropdown menu. If you select 'Point' from the dropdown menu, then you can then enter the maximum points you want to assign to your Glossary activity. Assigning points to a Glossary activity will allow you to grade each entry numerically (for example, out of 10).

    Click 'Save and return to unit' or 'Save and display' when you are done.

If you are asking your student's to populate a Glossary with content, it is good practice to create a few sample entries, to give your students a clear understanding of how the Glossary functions, and what your expectations are. You can also demonstrate the full breadth of the functionality which is available to them, by including: embedded video and social media content; additional content such as PDF and PowerPoint files; and illustrating your entry with Creative Commons media.