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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UTSL

by David Mudrák - Thursday, November 27, 2014, 3:18 AM
 
"Use The Source, Luke". See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UTSL

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UTT

by James Irwin - Tuesday, December 9, 2008, 1:20 AM
 
UTT is a forum term and is an abbreviation of Undescriptive Thread Title.

Examples of this could be "hey guys" or "funny pic".

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VET

by Amy Lock - Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:26 PM
 

Vocational Education and Training. 


This is a term used in Australia to refer to programs that are aimed at trades or skills-based vocations. For example, an electrician would undertake a VET course in order to become an electrician and would learn the skills during the process, but a lawyer would not. VET courses can be delivered through schools, universities, TAFEs (Technical and Further Education providers) or RTOs (Registered Training Organisations). 

VET courses can start from Cert I (basic skills) and go all the way up to Advanced Diploma level. (The order goes Cert I, Cert II, Cert III, Cert IV, Diploma, Advanced Diploma) 


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VM

by sushumna rao - Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:26 PM
 

Virtual Machine usually called a VM is a self-contained application environment which acts as dedicated hardware.


W

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

WAMP

by Colin Fraser - Friday, September 25, 2009, 3:17 PM
 
WAMP = Windows - Apache - MySQL - PHP configuration of the Moodle environment.

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Web Developer Extension for Firefox

by David Scotson - Wednesday, January 19, 2005, 6:11 PM
 

This is an add-on or extension for the Firefox browser that adds a variety of tools useful for web developers manipulating HTML and CSS.

It is available from Mozilla Update though the most recent version is usually available from the author's website

Highly recommended.


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WebDAV

by Kingsley Kerce - Monday, July 26, 2004, 11:54 PM
 
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.


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WIMP

by Usman Asar - Thursday, December 17, 2015, 7:45 AM
 

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).


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WIP

by Pablo Etcheverry - Tuesday, February 3, 2004, 11:12 PM
 
Work In Progress.

Martin Dougiamas

wwwroot

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 4:28 PM
 
This is the setting inside config.php that tells Moodle where it is installed.  It has to be a full URL to the web site's "natural" address.  Some web sites may work under more than one address (for example www.example.com and example.com) but you should pick the main one.


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