How do I set up a simple database for vocabulary terms?
December 10, 2009 6:07 PM Subscribe
How do I make a database of vocabulary terms and definitions to use for teaching? What software, settings, etc. should I use?
posted by washburn to computers & internet (6 answers total)
I teach college level courses in the humanities, and my students are often responsible for learning a range of terms and definitions.
So, I'd like to compile a database of terms and their corresponding definitions. This database could then, theoretically, be used in generating quizzes, exams, and review sheets that I could give to my students. What would be the best software and procedures to accomplish this?
Is Microsoft Access the way to go? If so, as one who hasn't used Access before, where can I find a quick tutorial to help me learn how to best set up this type of simple database up and occasionally import some of its contents to Word?
A few considerations:
*I use Microsoft Word 2003. Items should be easy to import into Word and be saved as part of exams that include other non-vocab related sections.
*A feature of lesser importance (but still nice) would be an ability to tag terms, to indicate what sorts of subject matter they relate to.
*I'm not a programmer, so the simpler the better.
Thanks for any advice.