## 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.

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### J

#### JFTR

Just For The Record

### L

#### LambdaMOO

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/

#### LAMP

LAMP, a free open source software solution stack, Linux (as OS), Appache(as a web server), MySQL (as a DBMS server), either PHP, Perl or Python (as a Scripting Language).

#### LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol -

is an application protocol for modifying directory services. It is commonly used for user and computer directories for domains.

#### Lesson

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)

#### LTI

Learning Tools Interoperability® (LTI®) is a specification developed by IMS Global Learning Consortium. It establishes a standard way of integrating rich learning applications, called tools (delivered by tool providers) with platforms such as learning management systems, called tool consumers.

Moodle can be a tool consumer or a tool provider. See the documentation LTI and Moodle for further details.

### M

#### Mahara

Established in 2006, Mahara is the result of a collaborative venture funded by New Zealand's Tertiary Education Commission's e-learning Collaborative Development Fund (eCDF), involving Massey University, Auckland University of Technology, The Open Polytechnic of New Zealand and Victoria University of Wellington.

Released in Feb 2007 Mahara is a fully featured electronic portfolio, weblog, resume builder and social networking system, connecting users and creating online communities.

Mahara is designed to provide users with the tools to demonstrate their learning, skills and development over time to selected audiences.

Meaning think' or thought' in Te Reo Maori, the name reflects the project's dedication to creating a user-centred life-long learning and development application as well as the belief that technology solutions cannot be developed outside the considerations of pedagogy and policy.

Mahara is provided freely as Open Source software (under the GNU General Public License). In brief, this means that you are allowed to copy, use and modify Mahara provided you agree to; provide the source code to others; not modify or remove the original license and copyrights, and apply this same license to any derivative work.

For further information please see https://eduforge.org/projects/mahara/ and http://mahara.org

#### MAMP

Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP configuration - for the Mac.
 Keyword(s): MAMP

MariaDB is community developed database based on popular database MySQL. MariaDB was forked from MySQL, and maintains many of the same features, APIs and commands used in MySQL. MariaDB can be accessed for administration using PHPMyAdmin, the same tool used for MySQL.

MariaDB uses the "XtraDB" storage engine which is a drop-in replacement of InnoDB used by MySQL and a new storage engine called Aria.