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!
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Data centers are repositories (virtual or physical) to house computers and their components (servers, networking systems etc).
An electronic collection of information, stored in tables of data. For example, Moodle contains a table of all users in a site. There are many brands of database software, but most people use MySQL.
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.
A programming language class, method, syntax or API that is no longer important or useful. In due course , it will become extinct.
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.
A name given to a computer or a group of computers. eg moodle.org. You can buy new domain names from a domain name registrar, of which there are many.
Abbreviation of EfurtWiki.
Moodle's wiki is based on ErfurtWiki, which is an implementation of the WikiWikiWeb hypertext system. It allows simple collaborative editing and creation of web pages.
For more about eWiki, see http://erfurtwiki.sourceforge.net/.