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Here is a collection of the key terms regularly used in Moodle. Best to learn them now. It will assist your future learning a use of Moodle. One can't learn the concepts without first understanding the words.



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G

Grouping

A collection of groups, i.e. a group of groups!

See the [[Groupings|groupings documentation]].

H

HIG

Human Interface Guidelines

See the wikipedia article.

host

Any computer on a network that offers services or connectivity to other computers on the network. A host has an IP address associated with it.

hosting provider

A business that will host your web site for a monthly fee. You provide a domain name that you own, and after they've set it up for you, you can copy your files to their server and set up your site.

HTH

Abbreviation for Hope That Helps (or Hope This Helps).

Originally from Usenet, but now appearing in emails and forums, it's sometimes put at the end of a reply which suggests a possible solution to a problem.

HTML

HyperText Markup Language - a language used to create web pages.

I

IE

Abbreviation for Internet Explorer which is Microsoft's web browser.

Originally provided free to undermine Netscape's browser dominance in the 90's and currently provided bundled as standard with Microsoft's microcomputer operating systems.

Many people are switching from IE to Mozilla's Firefox to avoid the perceived risk of spy-ware and other security risks.

IIS

Internet Information Services - Microsoft's answer to Apache. This is software, that, when installed on a machine, provides a web service. Just like Apache, IIS listens to port 80 and answers any http requests from client machines.

IMO

In My Opinion... sometimes... IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

INAL

An abbreviation of "I'm not a lawyer".

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