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!
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.)
(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.
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.
Human Interface Guidelines
See the wikipedia article.
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.
HyperText Markup Language - a language used to create web pages.
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.
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