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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Migrate

by Colin Fraser - Monday, May 30, 2011, 3:06 PM
 

The term used to describe moving a Moodle site from one server to another.


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MoodleCloud

by Colin Fraser - Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 3:28 PM
 
MoodleCloud is Moodle hosting from the people that make Moodle. See https://moodlecloud.com  for details.

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MSSQL

by Colin Fraser - Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:46 PM
 

One of the database types supported by Moodle's implementation of the database interface layer. There are a large number of implementations of MSSQL, and it would appear that Moodle works with the latest versions.   


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phpMyAdmin

by Colin Fraser - Monday, May 30, 2011, 3:06 PM
 

another PHP Application that can be used to administer your Moodle database. It has an intuitive interface that is actually very basic and it is easy to setup and use.  Is a free tool and is downloadable from the phpMyAdmin site. It has also been bundled with the Xampp-lite/Moodle package.


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Production Site

by Colin Fraser - Friday, September 25, 2009, 3:18 PM
 
A production site is site that is publicly operating, it has courses and is being used by anyone enrolled.

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Q'n'D

by Colin Fraser - Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:37 AM
 

Quick and Dirty. Usually a reference to a specific kludge or a specific, rapid response to an immediate problem. 


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Turnitin

by Colin Fraser - Tuesday, January 5, 2016, 8:52 AM
 

An anti-plagiarism module originally developed by Dan Marsden, but was redeveloped by Turnitin, who now maintain it, as a Third Party Plugin. John McGettrick is the Lead on behalf of Turnitin.   


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WAMP

by Colin Fraser - Friday, September 25, 2009, 3:17 PM
 
WAMP = Windows - Apache - MySQL - PHP configuration of the Moodle environment.

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XAMPP-lite

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

From Apache Friends the Xampp-lite Moodle installation package is a one stop installer for Apache, PHP, MySQL and Moodle. Originally developed for its simplicity of installation, Xampp-lite was designed, essentially, for stand alone computers using Windows, so that courses could be developed offline. It is generally agreed that it is not a suitable environment for a production site.


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Cristi Ionescu

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SCORM

by Cristi Ionescu - Friday, September 29, 2006, 11:35 PM
 

Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) is a collection of standards and specifications for web-based e-learning. It defines communications between client side content and a host system called the run-time environment (commonly a function of a learning management system). SCORM also defines how content may be packaged into a transferrable ZIP file.
After going through SCORM standards 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 2004 first edition, the current latest version is SCORM 2004 2nd edition.



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