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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WYSIWYG

by Jon Witts - Tuesday, 6 April 2010, 9:12 PM
 
WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".
Entry link: WYSIWYG

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AUP

by Jon Witts - Tuesday, 31 August 2010, 12:07 AM
 
Acceptable Use Policy

This is an acronym that used most commonly in UK schools. It is a policy document that sets out the school's or institution's terms for acceptable use of IT facilities and the Internet.
Entry link: AUP

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Apache

by Colin Fraser - Thursday, 21 October 2010, 9:30 PM
 

Short name for Apache HTTP Server Project. This is the web server environment that Moodle was developed in, a freely downloadable Open Source product from Apache Software Foundation.

Gossip: The original name for Apache Server was "A patchy server", but cooler heads prevailed and named it Apache - didn't matter, it worked so well it celebrated its 15th birthday February 2010 and has been the Web's most popular server environment since April of 1996.

Entry link: Apache

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XAMPP-lite

by Colin Fraser - Thursday, 21 October 2010, 9:30 PM
 

From Apache Friends the Xampp-lite Moodle installation package is a one stop installer for Apache, PHP, MySQL and Moodle. Originally developed for its simplicity of installation, Xampp-lite was designed, essentially, for stand alone computers using Windows, so that courses could be developed offline. It is generally agreed that it is not a suitable environment for a production site.

Entry link: XAMPP-lite

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LambdaMOO

by W Page - Thursday, 28 October 2010, 7:18 PM
 

MOO - LambdaMOO Server
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LambdaMOO is a network-accessible, multi-user, programmable, interactive system well-suited to the construction of text-based adventure games, conferencing systems, and other collaborative software.
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http://sourceforge.net/projects/lambdamoo/

Entry link: LambdaMOO

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Accessibility

by leena gour - Monday, 30 May 2011, 3:04 PM
 
Accessible to all.

An application is said to be accessible if all type of users including disabled are able to use it.
Entry link: Accessibility

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Migrate

by Colin Fraser - Monday, 30 May 2011, 3:06 PM
 

The term used to describe moving a Moodle site from one server to another.

Entry link: Migrate

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phpMyAdmin

by Colin Fraser - Monday, 30 May 2011, 3:06 PM
 

another PHP Application that can be used to administer your Moodle database. It has an intuitive interface that is actually very basic and it is easy to setup and use.  Is a free tool and is downloadable from the phpMyAdmin site. It has also been bundled with the Xampp-lite/Moodle package.

Entry link: phpMyAdmin

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POC

by Mark Johnson - Monday, 30 May 2011, 3:06 PM
 

Proof Of Concept - a prototype created to show that an idea is technically fesible.  While the prototype probably isn't suitable for real-world use, it provides a starting point for discussion and design of a real solution.

Entry link: POC

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AMOS

by Bente Olsen - Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 6:34 PM
 

An acronym for Automated Manipulation of Strings, Moodle's translation tool located at lang.moodle.org.

Entry link: AMOS


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