Where can I find a glossary of system terms?

Where can I find a glossary of system terms?


Term

Definition

Activity
Requires the user to perform some type of operation or effort such as complete a form, a simulated task, etc. These can be found in Courses or Processes. 
Assessment
Used to determine the level of a user's knowledge or skill.
Bookmarks
List of lesson pages created for quick retrieval.  
Certification
Allows user admins to create "tracks" or paths for users to follow to demonstrate competence or continued education. 
Class
An instance of a course.  A class is established when a set of seats are assigned to a particular course with a beginning and ending date.  There can be many classes associated with one course.
Collaboration
Online discussion between users in groups and/or classes. Typically, one user will start the discussion by creating a thread.  Other users will comment on the thread.  When a user contributes to a thread, it is called a reply.  Collaborations can be moderated.  Users can attach files or other content to the threads to aid in the discussion.
Content
Unique items found in the Resource Library, lessons, and courses such as video, audio, text files, or simulations/games.
Course
Collection of content, lessons, and activities that are purchased by or assigned to users as a class instance. 
Dashboard
The user interface, somewhat resembling an automobile's dashboard, that organizes and presents information in an easy to read format.  Role-based dashboards are included in the system that displays widgets.  The widgets also allow the user to click and directly access the full component. 

Flipped Classroom Learning

A teaching method that is heavily employed in My Catholic Faith Delivered.  In religious education programs, catechists (teachers) have the students read the materials online at home.  Class time is used for collaborative discussion and other activities.  Many teachers and participants feel that this approach gives more meaning to the courses.

Group

Users are assigned to one or more group(s) in the system.  All users are assigned to at least one group based on the organization.  After that, users can be assigned to groups that create a traditional hierarchical organization structure such as divisions, departments, teams, job roles, etc.  A user can be a member of an unlimited number of groups for different purposes.  Groups can last for a short time or long term with memberships shifting as needed over time. 

The main organization group is normally the "top" level group.  Course groups are automatically assigned any time a user is enrolled in a course.  Social groups can be joined or assigned at any time.  Some groups are private, and others are public. 

Journal

A place to record thoughts, take notes, or answer reflective questions that are held privately that may be interspersed throughout a course.  Journal entries are private to each user.  No other user can access them. 

Lesson

A section of learning that is included in a course.  Lessons have related pages with text, videos, audio, and assessments, and activities. 

Library

A collection of individual documents, videos, audio, and other files usually not available in a course.  These can include help documents or supplements to courses.

Live Classes

Virtual or in-person events.  Administrators schedule live classes and allow users to register for live classes.  The classes can be linked to the virtual classroom of the organization's choice. 

My Content

Section of the library that allows users to store a collection of files or content for later use. 

Notifications
Messages displayed on the dashboard and visible by an entire site, group, or just select individual(s). 
Parent (Secondary) Email
The email address of the parent or guardian for student users under 13 years of age.  Direct email communications with student users are not allowed in the system, so all emails go to the parent or guardian.
Product
Single or multiple item(s) purchased in the store such an online course or process.  It may also be an online conference. 
Seat Management
Used to account for numbers of users and to bill organizations.  It also is how administrators assign users to classes and events in the system.
User
Any person in the platform that has an account.
User Admin
Assigned to oversee a group of users and associated products. Typically, this includes purchasing products, helping users with system registration, assigned users to class seats, and assisting them with technical issues. 
Username
A word or email address that allows a user to access the system.  Users under 13 years of age will have system generated usernames that resemble email addresses but are not valid for sending/receiving emails.
Workflow
It can be used to define and sequence sets of processes including learning.  Users can work in groups and share information and/or complete the parts of the workflow specifically assigned to them.
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