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!

Browse the glossary using this index

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DAISY

by Guillermo Madero - Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 10:21 PM
 

Digital Accessible Information SYstem. DAISY refers to a digital book designed for people with vision impairment difficulties. Just like a SCORM or an EPUB file, a DAISY book consists of different (text, image, audio) digital files.


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Dashboard

by Michael Milette - Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:24 PM
 

Dashboard is a customisable page in Moodle that provides users with links to their courses and activities within them, such as unread forum posts and upcoming assignments.

See the documentation Dashboard for more details.


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Data center

by sushumna rao - Wednesday, February 7, 2018, 3:23 PM
 

Data centers are repositories (virtual or physical) to house computers and their components (servers, networking systems etc).


Martin Dougiamas

database

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:16 PM
 
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.

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dataroot

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:17 PM
 
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.

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Depreciated

by Jason Jolaoso - Tuesday, March 9, 2010, 8:17 PM
 
A programming language class, method, syntax or API that is no longer important or useful. In due course , it will become extinct.

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DHTML

by Jenny Watt - Sunday, November 9, 2003, 3:45 AM
 

Dynamic HTML (DHTML) describes using HTML, CSS and JavaScript to create dynamic content on pages. A menu or other objects on a web page that respond to the user without requiring an additional trip to the server or a plug-in application are examples of DHTML in use.


Martin Dougiamas

dirroot

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:20 PM
 
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.

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domain

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, October 1, 2003, 2:18 PM
 
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.

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download

by Martin Dougiamas - Friday, February 6, 2004, 9:53 PM
 

To move your files from a server "down" to your personal computer. Also see FTP and upload.

You can download Moodle via the Moodle download page.


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