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Site: Moodle - Open-source learning platform | Moodle.org
Course: Moodle in English (Moodle in English)
Glossary: Glossary of common terms
COMPUTING TERMS
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CSS

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:14 PM
 
Abbreviation for "Cascading Style Sheets". CSS defines styles and colours and how they should be applied to a web page.
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CVS

by Martin Dougiamas - Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 6:42 PM
 
The Concurrent Versioning System (CVS) is a method of storing files on a server that helps coordinate many people working on those files. Moodle's code repository was managed using CVS from the beginning of the project up until 2010 before switching to Git.
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DAISY

by Guillermo Madero - Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:21 PM
 

Digital Accessible Information SYstem. DAISY refers to a digital book designed for people with vision impairment difficulties. Just like a SCORM or an EPUB file, a DAISY book consists of different (text, image, audio) digital files.

Data center

by sushumna rao - Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:23 PM
 

Data centers are repositories (virtual or physical) to house computers and their components (servers, networking systems etc).

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database

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:16 PM
 
An electronic collection of information, stored in tables of data. For example, Moodle contains a table of all users in a site. There are many brands of database software, but most people use MySQL.

DHTML

by Jenny Watt - Sunday, November 9, 2003, 3:45 AM
 

Dynamic HTML (DHTML) describes using HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create dynamic content on pages. A menu or other objects on a web page that respond to the user without requiring an additional trip to the server or a plug-in application are examples of DHTML in use.

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domain

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:18 PM
 
A name given to a computer or a group of computers. eg moodle.org. You can buy new domain names from a domain name registrar, of which there are many.
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download

by Martin Dougiamas - Friday, February 6, 2004, 9:53 PM
 

To move your files from a server "down" to your personal computer. Also see FTP and upload.

You can download Moodle via the Moodle download page.

Fantastico

by Don Hinkelman - Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 2:36 PM
 
Fantastico is an automatic installer for open source scripts such as Moodle.

Firebug

by Zoe Bogner - Monday, November 17, 2008, 4:37 AM
 
Firebug is a plug-in for the Firefox web browser, allowing users to inspect and edit HTML and CSS, monitor network activity, debug JavaScript and much more.

It is one of many Firefox plug-ins often recommended by the community to people creating and modifying Moodle themes.

Firebug van be downloaded from www.getfirebug.com