Create: Passage Glossary

This topic covers how to create a passage glossary where you can define terms or words within a passage for students to see while test-taking.

  1. Select Tests & Quizzes on the left sidebar.

  2. Select the My Test Library tab.

  3. Hover over the Item Banks button, and select Passage Bank from the drop-down menu.


  4. Locate the passage for which you would like to add a glossary. If needed, you may use the Filters or Filter By Standard buttons to search for your passage.

  5. Once you have located the passage, select Edit under the Options & Details column.

    If you do not see Edit next to a particular passage, then you have been given View only permissions and will not be able to add a glossary or edit other parts of this passage.


  6. On the passage screen, select +add glossary to open the glossary pop-up window.


  7. In the glossary pop-up window, enter the term(s) and their appropriate definitions in the text boxes.

    The exact term must exist as a word within the passage in order for the glossary tool to be able to define it.


  8. Select +add term to add additional terms.

  9. Select the green Save Glossary button to create the glossary within the passage.

  10. Select the green Submit button at the bottom of the passage screen to save the passage with the newly added glossary.

  11. Within the passage text, defined terms will appear with a line beneath them. Students can hover over the terms to view their definitions.