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!

Browse the glossary using this index

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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.
Martin Dougiamas


by Martin Dougiamas - Tuesday, 11 November 2003, 2:38 PM
Activities in Moodle are educational things to do. They include, for example: discussing a topic in a forum, writing a journal entry, submitting an assignment, or completing a quiz.
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by Helen Foster - Thursday, 7 March 2013, 11:08 PM

An add-on is an optional plugin for extending Moodle.

Moodle = core code + plugins

Plugins may be either standard plugins (included in the Moodle download package) or add-ons.

For the full list of available add-ons for Moodle, visit the Plugins directory.

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by Guillermo Miranda Álamo - Friday, 29 April 2005, 1:19 AM
As Far As I Know smile
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by Helen Foster - Saturday, 7 January 2006, 6:27 AM
An abbreviation for "Asynchronous JavaScript and XML" - technologies for creating interactive web applications.
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by Jamie Pratt - Saturday, 6 October 2007, 2:27 AM
AMFPHP is a 'remoting server'. It is a piece of software that you install on your server that allows Flash movies to seamlessly talk to PHP. More info here :
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by Bente Olsen - Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 6:34 PM

An acronym for Automated Manipulation of Strings, Moodle's translation tool located at

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by Joshua Todd Cowper - Wednesday, 8 June 2016, 8:39 PM

AMPPS is a WAMP, MAMP and LAMP stack of Apache, MySQL, MongoDB, PHP, Perl, Python & Softaculous.

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


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.

Martin Dougiamas


by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, 22 October 2003, 10:28 PM
Applets are small programs written in Java and embedded within web pages. Most recent browsers can run these small programs if you have Java installed on your computer.

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