Tuesday, 28 June 2022, 2:07 PM
Site: WET-BOEW-GCWeb 4.0 for Moodle
Course: Moodle Community of Practice (2020 edition) (Moodle Community 2020W)
Glossary: Glossary of Moodle terms

Gear menu

The gear menu appears in courses and contains links relevant to the administration of the course. For example, this is where you would edit course settings, turn course editing on and off, back up your course, restore a course or reset all user data for the course. When in an activity, the gear menu may contain settings related to the specific activity. This is also where you would unenrol yourself from a course.


A list of words relating to a specific subject, text, with explanations; a brief dictionary. Can also be used in combination with the Random Glossary Entry block to generate a definition or quote of the day, or to create a list of answers to frequently asked questions that you can add to a course page. Glossaries can be made read-only where you deliver a pre-populated list of words or you can use it as an activity where students are invited to come up with relevant terms and definitions and add them on their own.