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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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:

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

Martin Dougiamas

Moodle Partners

by Martin Dougiamas - Wednesday, April 27, 2005, 11:23 PM
The Moodle Partners are a group of companies affiliated with 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, helping people for free
For more information about Partners (and perhaps even becoming one) see the site.

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


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

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


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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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:

Martin Dougiamas


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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