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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Helen Foster

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Git

by Helen Foster - Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 6:50 PM
 

Git is a revision control and source code management system used to manage Moodle's code repository.

You can also download Moodle using Git.


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LTI

by Helen Foster - Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 1:08 PM
 

Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) is a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium. It establishes a standard way of integrating rich learning applications, called tools (delivered by tool providers) with platforms such as learning management systems, called tool consumers.

Moodle can be a tool consumer or a tool provider. See the documentation LTI and Moodle for further details.


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OP

by Helen Foster - Friday, February 26, 2016, 5:01 PM
 
Short for Original Poster, in other words the person starting the discussion.

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PEAR

by Helen Foster - Thursday, June 30, 2005, 1:44 PM
 

An acronym for PHP Extension and Application Repository. PEAR is a framework and distribution system for reusable PHP components.

For more information see http://pear.php.net/.


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Ian Darwin

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C

by Ian Darwin - Tuesday, April 26, 2005, 4:21 PM
 
C is a medium-level programming language invented by Dennis Ritchie around 1973 at Bell Laboratories. Created to be the implementation language for the UNIX operating system, C went on to become one of the most widely-used programming languages worldwide in the 1980's, having been gradually supplanted for applications development both by its offspring C++ and Java and by scripting languages such as Perl, Python and PHP, the latter being the language that Moodle itself is written in.

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UNIX

by Ian Darwin - Friday, March 4, 2005, 6:19 AM
 
UNIX is a computer operating system that originated around 1970 at Bell Laboratories and has been in continuous use and development since.
Linux is a rewrite of UNIX, whereas FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X and Solaris, among others, are descendants of the original UNIX implementation.

Today UNIX and Linux run the majority of servers and other "infrastructure" on the Internet, but is also used on a lot of desktop systems (including Mac OS X, the #2 best-selling commercial operating system in the world).

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Idoia Puente

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RELOAD

by Idoia Puente - Tuesday, May 29, 2007, 5:21 PM
 

Reusable eLearning Object Authoring & Delivery


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James Irwin

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UTT

by James Irwin - Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 1:20 AM
 
UTT is a forum term and is an abbreviation of Undescriptive Thread Title.

Examples of this could be "hey guys" or "funny pic".

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Jamie Pratt

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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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Jason Grey

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Cron

by Jason Grey - Tuesday, September 19, 2006, 12:44 PM
 

Cron is an Automatic sytem in moodle that sends out messages to the system through.

  • EMail
  • Rss
  • Assignement Uploads  (This is normally for the teachers - for notifications that a student has uploaded an assignment).

For more information on Cron check the moodle docs page and your help section in moodle.

Happy Moodleing.



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