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!
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.
The place where Moodle can save uploaded files. This directory should be readable and writeable by the web server user but it should not be accessible directly via the web.
The dirroot is the name for the directory in which you have installed Moodle. It's a setting in config.php that must be entered correctly.
Location: Flat file edit settings link in Administration > Courses > Enrolments
Frankenstyle is a moodle developer term which refers to the naming convention that is used to uniquely identify a Moodle plugin based on the type of plugin and its name.
You can find more information about it on the dev docs wiki.
The front page is the initial page seen by someone reaching a Moodle site. It is the site home page.
See the documentation Front page for more details.
A collection of groups, i.e. a group of groups!
See the groupings documentation.
I Am Not A Developer - a response when answering technical question if suggesting an action that may need more input from a Moodle Developer.
The Lesson module in Moodle allows a series of pages to be entered. Each page can have a question at the end, and depending on the answers a student gives can lead them to any other page. (discussion)