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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UTT is a forum term and is an abbreviation of Undescriptive Thread Title.
Examples of this could be "hey guys" or "funny pic".
Virtual Machine usually called a VM is a self-contained application environment which acts as dedicated hardware.
Web Developer Extension for Firefox
WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning" and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allow users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers. WebDAV is sometimes shortened to DAV.
Since at least 1998, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working groups have published RFCs on WebDAV and related issues. These publications are considered specifications for versioning, access control, searching, and ordering of resources. Many of the specifications have been implemented in software that is present in many open source and commercial offerings.
See webdav.org for more information. Also, search the web for articles about WebDAV in the popular computing press.
Its a combination of server setup for any website/web based application, where Operating platform (Windows), web server (IIS), database servers (MySQL or Microsoft SQL Server) application server (PHP), hence the term WIMP
Other similar combination based on Windows platform can be WAMP (Windows, Apache, MySQL and PHP).
Work In Progress.
WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".