Glossary of common terms

This glossary defines a number of words you will see used often in discussions about Moodle - you'll find them highlighted throughout this course.

If you wish to import this glossary to your Moodle site, you can download this file of exported entries: glossary_of_common_terms_20101214.xml.

Please feel free to add new words here!



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Accessibility

by leena gour - Monday, May 30, 2011, 3:04 PM
 
Accessible to all.

An application is said to be accessible if all type of users including disabled are able to use it.
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activities

by Martin Dougiamas - Tuesday, November 11, 2003, 2:38 PM
 
Activities in Moodle are educational things to do. They include, for example: discussing a topic in a forum, writing a journal entry, submitting an assignment, or completing a quiz.
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Add-on

by Helen Foster - Thursday, March 7, 2013, 11:08 PM
 

An add-on is an optional plugin for extending Moodle.

Moodle = core code + plugins

Plugins may be either standard plugins (included in the Moodle download package) or add-ons.

For the full list of available add-ons for Moodle, visit the Plugins directory.

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AFAIK

by Guillermo Miranda Álamo - Friday, April 29, 2005, 1:19 AM
 
As Far As I Know smile
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Ajax

by Helen Foster - Saturday, January 7, 2006, 6:27 AM
 
An abbreviation for "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML" - technologies for creating interactive web applications.
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AMFPHP

by Jamie Pratt - Saturday, October 6, 2007, 2:27 AM
 
AMFPHP is a 'remoting server'. It is a piece of software that you install on your server that allows Flash movies to seamlessly talk to PHP. More info here :
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AMOS

by Bente Olsen - Wednesday, November 23, 2011, 6:34 PM
 

An acronym for Automated Manipulation of Strings, Moodle's translation tool located at lang.moodle.org.

moi!!! it is what is is...

Apache

by Colin Fraser - Thursday, October 21, 2010, 9:30 PM
 

Short name for Apache HTTP Server Project. This is the web server environment that Moodle was developed in, a freely downloadable Open Source product from Apache Software Foundation.

Gossip: The original name for Apache Server was "A patchy server", but cooler heads prevailed and named it Apache - didn't matter, it worked so well it celebrated its 15th birthday February 2010 and has been the Web's most popular server environment since April of 1996.

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applet

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 22, 2003, 10:28 PM
 
Applets are small programs written in Java and embedded within web pages. Most recent browsers can run these small programs if you have Java installed on your computer.
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AUP

by Jon Witts - Tuesday, August 31, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
Acceptable Use Policy

This is an acronym that used most commonly in UK schools. It is a policy document that sets out the school's or institution's terms for acceptable use of IT facilities and the Internet.

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