Tuesday, 27 February 2024, 5:22 PM
Site: WET-BOEW-GCWeb 4.0 for Moodle
Course: Moodle Community of Practice (2020 edition) (Moodle Community 2020W)
Glossary: Glossary of Moodle terms
E

Enrolment

Enrolling a student is the process of signing a student up for a course. A reminder that you may also want to sign a student up for a specific face-to-face session of your course.


F

Face to Face Classroom

A course taught offline in the traditional classroom setting. It is also the name of a Moodle plugin which allows students to be registered for one or more in-person course sessions.


FAQ

Frequently asked questions - usually includes the answers.

Footer

The page footer is the section at the bottom of the page which appears below the content area. It can include things like general site information, useful links and copyright notice.


Front Page

Front Page and Home Page mean the same thing. What displays when you click the Home link on your Moodle site may vary depending on whether you are logged into your site or logged out. If you are logged in, the Moodle dashboard will be displayed instead. To get back to the Front page, you can click on the logo or Site Home in the Nav Drawer.


G

Gear menu

The gear menu appears in courses and contains links relevant to the administration of the course. For example, this is where you would edit course settings, turn course editing on and off, back up your course, restore a course or reset all user data for the course. When in an activity, the gear menu may contain settings related to the specific activity. This is also where you would unenrol yourself from a course.


Glossary

A list of words relating to a specific subject, text, with explanations; a brief dictionary. Can also be used in combination with the Random Glossary Entry block to generate a definition or quote of the day, or to create a list of answers to frequently asked questions that you can add to a course page. Glossaries can be made read-only where you deliver a pre-populated list of words or you can use it as an activity where students are invited to come up with relevant terms and definitions and add them on their own.


H

Header

The page header is the section at the top of the page which appears above the content area. It may include things like a logo, the page, site or course name, navigation menus and breadcrumbs. The term Header should not be confused with the term Heading (h1 to h7 in HTML) which is summary text that can appear at the beginning of each section of the page.


HTML

Hyper Text Markup Language is the standard markup language, called tags, for all web pages. These tags are the building blocks for an HTML page.

J

JavaScript

JavaScript is a client (web browser) scripting language which is used to create web pages. It is often used to make webpage dynamic, to add special effects to content on pages like rollover and roll out, communicate with databases, and manipulate many types of graphics. It is used to achieve certain outcomes when HTML and CSS, the two other basic languages understood by a web browser, cannot on their own.