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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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U

URL


A Uniform Resource Locator is the address that is used to reach a website. For example, http://moodle.org/

Usability

The effectiveness, efficiency, and satisfaction with which users can achieve tasks in a particular environment of a product. High usability means a system is: easy to learn and remember; efficient, visually pleasing and fun to use; and quick to recover from errors.

With software, the usability is very dependent on the interface.

UTT

UTT is a forum term and is an abbreviation of Undescriptive Thread Title.

Examples of this could be "hey guys" or "funny pic".

W

WAMP

WAMP = Windows - Apache - MySQL - PHP configuration of the Moodle environment.

Web Developer Extension for Firefox

This is an add-on or extension for the Firefox browser that adds a variety of tools useful for web developers manipulating HTML and CSS.

It is available from Mozilla Update though the most recent version is usually available from the author's website

Highly recommended.

WebDAV

WebDAV stands for "Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning" and is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol which allow users to collaboratively edit and manage files on remote web servers.  WebDAV is sometimes shortened to DAV.

Since at least 1998, Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) working groups have published RFCs on WebDAV and related issues. These publications are considered specifications for versioning, access control, searching, and ordering of resources. Many of the specifications have been implemented in software that is present in many open source and commercial offerings.

See webdav.org for more information. Also, search the web for articles about WebDAV in the popular computing press.

WIP

Work In Progress.

wwwroot

This is the setting inside config.php that tells Moodle where it is installed.  It has to be a full URL to the web site's "natural" address.  Some web sites may work under more than one address (for example www.example.com and example.com) but you should pick the main one.

WYSIWYG

WYSIWYG is an acronym for "What You See Is What You Get".

X

XAMPP-lite

From Apache Friends the Xampp-lite Moodle installation package is a one stop installer for Apache, PHP, MySQL and Moodle. Originally developed for its simplicity of installation, Xampp-lite was designed, essentially, for stand alone computers using Windows, so that courses could be developed offline. It is generally agreed that it is not a suitable environment for a production site.


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