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 this file of exported entries: glossary_of_common_terms_20101214.xml.
Please feel free to add new words here!
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UTT is a forum term and is an abbreviation of Undescriptive Thread Title.
Examples of this could be "hey guys" or "funny pic".
Cron is an Automatic sytem in moodle that sends out messages to the system through.
For more information on Cron check the moodle docs page and your help section in moodle.
A programming language class, method, syntax or API that is no longer important or useful. In due course , it will become extinct.
OS or Operating System
Operating System in computing is defined as a system software that:
i.controls hardware and serves as interface between user and hardware.
ii.controls input and output of data or infomation
iii.serves as a platform for managing general applications/software or customized software
Multiple Choice Question
A multiple-choice question (MCQ) is composed of two parts: a stem that identifies the question or problem, and a set of alternatives or possible answers that contain a key that is the best answer to the question, and a number of distractors that are plausible but incorrect answers to the question.
It is one of the core question types in Moodle.
Related Moodle plugins:
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.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -
is an application protocol for modifying directory services. It is commonly used for user and computer directories for domains.
WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".