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


by Colin Fraser - Thursday, March 22, 2018, 7:45 PM

In My Not So Humble Opinion - usually reserved for something we are an expert at or an issue we feel strongly supportive, or otherwise, of. 

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


by Colin Fraser - Saturday, May 5, 2018, 9:37 AM

Quick and Dirty. Usually a reference to a specific kludge or a specific, rapid response to an immediate problem. 

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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.)

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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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