The way I got around it appearing in my Main Menu, was to click the eye ball and make it closed. This turns it grey and not showing to anyone. I have a sticky block appearing on all the moodle pages instead.
However I have not yet figured out how to get the glossary available to everyone from my main website, without them having to log in. I have tried various methods through user role/ permissions but not found the answer yet.
Could anyone tell me how?
I really appreciate any advice. Thanks!
Whenever a glossary is hidden, its entries are no longer available for hyperlinking in any of the course's resources. I agree that it should be possible to have hidden glossaries, but...
However there is a workaround.
In your course's settings, have more Topics than necessary. Place your glossary in one un-used topic, hide that topic but do not hide the Glossary. The entries of that hidden glossary will be available for hyperlinking but the Glossary itself won't be visible.
Unfortunately, because there is a link to glossary in the entries' popup windows, the students will still be able to access the glossary from there. To remove that link, see my post here.