How do I create my own vocabulary list?

As well as the thousands of vocabulary lists available in Education Perfect, you can make your own lists based on what your students are doing in class.

To begin with, select the purple  Content Library tab in your Control Panel.

Set your Content Library to  Edit mode, using the switch in the top-right corner of the page.

If the appropriate subject is not displayed in the window that opens, you can change it by selecting the subject name in the top left corner, and scrolling down through the list. 

From here, select  Create an activity and then Translation list from the drop-down menu.

From here choose to either build your own list, import from another list or import from a spreadsheet . 

Importing from a spreadsheet is the most straightforward. Select the Import from spreadsheet option.

Then, copy columns of vocabulary and translations from your spreadsheet file to paste directly into the system.

Form a list based on translations from lists already in the system using the  Import from another list button. You can search for translations to add from there.

To build a translation list from scratch, select  Build.

Here, you manually type in vocabulary and translations. Add words by typing the word to translate on the left or the translation on the right.

Vocabulary

To ensure your vocabulary is as accurate as possible, you will be given a definition bank to select from rather than having to manually input each word yourself. If you are looking to add a specific word to your list, you can use the search function to quickly find it from the list of vocabulary available. 

To add your own definition, simply click to the right of the existing definition and start typing.

Synonyms

When you are editing the list you need to have the options listed separately. Anything within the grey square is a full answer so if you have them all in the same box students will have to write it all out as a single answer.

To enter in a separate acceptable answer (i.e. a synonym) there are a couple of different methods:

  • You can click into the blank space after the last existing definition.
  • As you're typing you can type ; to start a new definition, or as you're typing you can hold down Ctrl (Windows) or Cmd (Mac) and press Enter.

Continue to add as many words as you would like by selecting  Add Translation, and repeating the process. Filling in the lowest entry and selecting Enter on the keyboard will also automatically create another entry.

Note that you can still import vocabulary from other lists or from a spreadsheet, by selecting  Import at the top of the screen. 

Give your list a name by selecting the title and typing it in. Then click  Save List.

Your list will now be showing up in your Private Workspace folder. You can assign it as a task or quick test and if you would like to make it visible to other teachers or students, move it to your school's folders

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