RSS in Glossaries
Moodle's RSS feed works almost the same in the
Glossary module as it does in the Forum module.
If RSS is enabled, you will see two additional
fields in Glossary setup (Fig. 48).
RSS feed for this activity: This turns RSS on or off. When set to None, the RSS feed is
disabled. When set to Concepts with authors, the RSS feed will send out the glossary
entries with the name of the author. When set to Concepts without authors, the RSS feed
sends out glossary entries without the name of the author.
Number of RSS recent articles: This number sets the number of entries that go out via
RSS. If this number is set to 5, then the 5 most recent articles will be sent to subscribers.
As new entries get added, the oldest entry gets replaced on the RSS feed. If your glossary
gets a lot of posts every day, you will want to set this number high.
When RSS is enabled for your
Glossary, an orange RSS button
appears on the main page (Fig. 49),
just like when the Forum is enabled.
Create a Glossary description that
tells students about RSS. When a
user clicks on the RSS button, they
(Fig. 47), needed by the news reader.
Once a user has the RSS news feed
link, adding it to a reader (Fig. 50) is
simple and will then display Forum
and Glossary aggregated information,
along with other information they
Bloglines is an example of an online web based RSS news reader.