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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Mahara

by Penny Leach - Thursday, December 6, 2007, 10:16 AM
 

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


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MAMP

by Colin Fraser - Wednesday, February 10, 2010, 12:34 AM
 
Mac, Apache, MySQL and PHP configuration - for the Mac.

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MariaDB

by Usman Asar - Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 8:53 PM
 

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. 


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martinized

by Don Hinkelman - Tuesday, January 20, 2004, 12:53 PM
 
"Martinized" was originally a patented dry cleaning process by a North American firm. Now it refers to a similar process occurring when the moodle chief developer thoughtfully thoughtful checks over code submitted for inclusion in the next updated version.

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meta tag

by Paula Edmiston - Wednesday, December 10, 2003, 2:32 PM
 

Meta Data is data about data, describing the type of data under discussion. Meta tags in HTML are used to identify which version of HTML is in use, the language (both used by the browser to parse, or interpret the code) and other technical information. Two special meta tags of great interest to web weavers are the content and keyword tags. These provide special information that's often used by search engines to enhance retrieval of the page.

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MID

by Guillermo Madero - Monday, December 14, 2015, 8:53 PM
 

Moodle Installation Directory


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Migrate

by Colin Fraser - Monday, May 30, 2011, 3:06 PM
 

The term used to describe moving a Moodle site from one server to another.


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MLP

by Dan Poltawski - Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 8:15 PM
 
Mindless Link Propagation

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Moodle

by Martin Dougiamas - Friday, October 17, 2003, 11:24 PM
 
Moodle was originally an acronym for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment, but now it's just a name. smile

It's also a verb: "I try and moodle every day!"

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Moodle App Plans

by Noel De Martin - Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 9:31 PM
 

Moodle App Plans are functionality levels for the official mobile app. The available plans are Free, Pro and Premium. You can learn more about them at apps.moodle.com and join the discussion in the forum here.


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Moodle Docs

by Tim Hunt - Monday, December 5, 2011, 10:25 PM
 
Moodle Docs is the Moodle Documentation wiki, where the Moodle community documents Moodle. There are separate wikis for each version of Moodle.

Martin Langhoff - Sailing

Moodle Exchange

by Martín Langhoff - Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 1:39 PM
 
This area is for exchanging complete Moodle courses in Moodle Backup format, as well as other content like glossaries or quiz banks.

All content in here is free to download and use, and you can add and update your own content whenever you like.

The Moodle Exchange is at: http://moodle.org/course/view.php?id=15

(This entry can be replaced with a Resource pointing to Moodle Exchange so that the link is more direct wink )

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Moodle Partners

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 11:23 PM
 
The Moodle Partners are a group of companies affiliated with moodle.com who:
  • Are very knowledgeable and supportive of the Moodle project
  • Provide quality Moodle services such as hosting and consulting
  • Support Moodle development directly via royalty payments
  • Are often found around moodle.org, helping people for free
For more information about Partners (and perhaps even becoming one) see the moodle.com/partners site.

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MoodleCloud

by Colin Fraser - Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 3:28 PM
 
MoodleCloud is Moodle hosting from the people that make Moodle. See https://moodlecloud.com  for details.

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MSSQL

by Colin Fraser - Monday, June 20, 2016, 8:46 PM
 

One of the database types supported by Moodle's implementation of the database interface layer. There are a large number of implementations of MSSQL, and it would appear that Moodle works with the latest versions.   


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MUA

by Emma Richardson - Thursday, January 28, 2016, 2:28 AM
 

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Multiple Choice Question

by Jon Bolton - Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 8:13 PM
 

A multiple-choice question (MCQ) is composed of two parts: a stem that identifies the question or problem, and a set of alternatives or possible answers that contain a key that is the best answer to the question, and a number of distractors that are plausible but incorrect answers to the question.

It is one of the core question types in Moodle.


More information:


Useful reading:


Related Moodle plugins:


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MySQL

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 7:28 AM
 
MySQL is the world's most popular open source database, recognized for its speed and reliability.


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