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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Fantastico is an automatic installer for open source scripts such as Moodle.
Firebird is a fully featured and powerful RDBMS and is derived from Borland InterBase 6.0 source code, which has more than 20 years of handling databases from just a few KB to many Gigabytes with good performance and almost free of maintenance!
It is open source and has no dual license. Below is a list of some of the Firebird’s major features:
Firebird is financially supported by Firebird Foundation which get his founds from company donations and paid membership subscriptions.
See http://www.firebirdsql.org/ for more information.
It is one of many Firefox plug-ins often recommended by the community to people creating and modifying Moodle Themes.
Firebug van be downloaded from www.getfirebug.com
Mozilla Firefox is a free and open-source web browser developed by The Mozilla Foundation and its subsidiary, Mozilla Corporation. Firefox is available for Windows, macOS, Linux, BSD, illumos and Solaris operating systems.
(Entry edited by Helen Foster to update the information. Original entry 10 February 2004.)
(n.) A searing e-mail or newsgroup message in which the writer attacks another participant in overly harsh, and often personal, terms. Flames are an unfortunate, but inevitable, element of unmoderated conferences.
Location: Flat file edit settings link in Administration > Courses > Enrolments
Frankenstyle is a moodle developer term which refers to the naming convention that is used to uniquely identify a Moodle plugin based on the type of plugin and its name.
You can find more information about it on the dev docs wiki.
The front page is the initial page seen by someone reaching a Moodle site. It is the site home page.
See the documentation Front page for more details.
File Transfer Protocol - a method of copying files from one computer to another. For example, you might FTP your Moodle files from your home computer to your web server.