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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COMPUTING TERMS

Firefox

by Rob Hillis - Monday, March 25, 2019, 3:34 PM
 

Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by The Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, illumos and Solaris operating systems.

(Entry edited by Helen Foster to update the information. Original entry 10 February 2004.)


Art Lader

flame

by Art Lader - Friday, August 31, 2007, 12:34 AM
 

(n.) A searing e-mail or newsgroup message in which the writer attacks another participant in overly harsh, and often personal, terms. Flames are an unfortunate, but inevitable, element of unmoderated conferences.

(v.) To post a flame.

source


Martin Dougiamas

FTP

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:21 PM
 
File Transfer Protocol - a method of copying files from one computer to another. For example, you might FTP your Moodle files from your home computer to your web server.

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.


slightly edited copy of http://xkcd.com/358/

HIG

by Alan Trick - Tuesday, June 30, 2009, 9:42 PM
 
Human Interface Guidelines

See the wikipedia article.

host

by Desi Paneva - Tuesday, February 1, 2005, 9:10 PM
 

Any computer on a network that offers services or connectivity to other computers on the network. A host has an IP address associated with it.


Martin Dougiamas

hosting provider

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:22 PM
 
A business that will host your web site for a monthly fee. You provide a domain name that you own, and after they've set it up for you, you can copy your files to their server and set up your site.

Martin Dougiamas

HTML

by Martin Dougiamas - Friday, October 17, 2003, 10:20 AM
 
HyperText Markup Language - a language used to create web pages.

IE

by Darren Smith - Sunday, August 21, 2005, 11:31 PM
 

Abbreviation for Internet Explorer which is Microsoft's web browser.

Originally provided free to undermine Netscape's browser dominance in the 90's and currently provided bundled as standard with Microsoft's microcomputer operating systems.

Many people are switching from IE to Mozilla's Firefox to avoid the perceived risk of spy-ware and other security risks.


IMHO

by Paul Verrall - Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:41 AM
 

In My (Humble|Honest) Opinion



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