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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MOODLE TERMS

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.


Dashboard

by Michael Milette - Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:24 PM
 

Dashboard is a customisable page in Moodle that provides users with links to their courses and activities within them, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments.

See the documentation Dashboard for more details.


Martin Dougiamas

dataroot

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:17 PM
 
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.

Martin Dougiamas

dirroot

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:20 PM
 
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.

Ben talking on the phone beside a monitor

Flat File

by ben reynolds - Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 8:17 PM
 

Location: Flat file edit settings link in Administration > Courses > Enrolments


A flat file allows enrolment management (enrol or unenrol) of existing users in existing course. The file is read one time by Moodle then erased. The file is located in the moodle file structure as a text file and Cron provides the timing when it is read.

http://docs.moodle.org/en/Flat_file


Dan at desk in Moodle HQ, Perth

Frankenstyle

by Dan Poltawski - Thursday, March 7, 2013, 12:40 PM
 
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.

Ben talking on the phone beside a monitor

Front page

by ben reynolds - Monday, November 27, 2017, 8:59 PM
 

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.


Grouping

by Marty Jacobs - Friday, September 25, 2009, 3:16 PM
 
A collection of groups, i.e. a group of groups!

See the groupings documentation.

moi!!! it is what is is...

IANAD

by Colin Fraser - Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:40 AM
 

I Am Not A Developer - a response when answering technical question if suggesting an action that may need more input from a Moodle Developer. 


Lesson

by Jurgis Pralgauskis - Friday, November 26, 2004, 9:47 PM
 
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)


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