Moodle Glossary

Moodle Vocabulary

Information about Moodle and related concepts. Some courses will provide glossaries of important course-related vocabulary. Sometimes the students are permitted to add entries; other times, only the course developers can add entries.
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Learning Managment System (LMS)

by - Friday, 6 April 2007, 2:12 PM MDT

A learning management system (LMS) is a software package or computer application for planning, implementing, and assessing online learning.

Typically, an LMS provides a way to create and deliver course content, monitor student participation, and assess student performance. An LMS may also provide users with interactive features such as threaded discussion forums, breakout rooms, video conferencing, whiteboards, and instructor-led classes. Most systems are web-based technology that facilitate "anytime, anywhere" access to learning content and course administration.


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by - Friday, 6 April 2007, 2:13 PM MDT

Moodle is a software package for producing Internet-based courses. It is a free, open source learning management system (LMS).


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Open Source software

by - Friday, 6 April 2007, 2:13 PM MDT

Open source software generally refers to programs whose source code is available for use or modification by anyone at no cost. Historically, the makers of proprietary software have not made source code freely available. Open source software is usually developed through public collaboration.