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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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.


Jason Jolaoso

Jason Jolaoso

Jason Jolaoso

Depreciated

by Jason Jolaoso - Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 8:17 PM
 
A programming language class, method, syntax or API that is no longer important or useful. In due course , it will become extinct.

Jason Jolaoso

OS or Operating System

by Jason Jolaoso - Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:43 AM
 
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

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Jenny Watt

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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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Jon Bolton

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Multiple Choice Question

by Jon Bolton - Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:13 PM
 

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.


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Jon Witts

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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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LDAP

by Jon Witts - Thursday, June 18, 2009, 6:24 PM
 

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -

is an application protocol for modifying directory services. It is commonly used for user and computer directories for domains.


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WYSIWYG

by Jon Witts - Tuesday, April 6, 2010, 9:12 PM
 
WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".


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