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Anti-aliasing -
A method of smoothing out jagged edges of screen fonts/buttons/icons etc. making them more appealing to the eye. A software algorithm creates the effect by applying additional pixels of varying colours or transparency.

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Page navigation ordered in a linear fashion across the top of a webpage.

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Canvas -
Canvas is the University's Learning Management System (LMS). It is software that is designed for administering and tracking course-related activities, e.g. notices, grades, assessments, student coursework submissions etc.

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Learning Management System -
Software that is designed for administering and tracking course-related activities, e.g. notices, grades, assessments, student coursework submissions etc.
LMS -
Learning Management System - Software that is designed for administering and tracking course-related activities, e.g. notices, grades, assessments, student coursework submissions etc.

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PDF -
Portable Document Format (PDF) - a universal rich text document that is viewable on all computer operating systems. PDF documents open with Adobe's Acrobat Reader. Visit www.adobe.com to download Acrobat for free.

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Server -
The CourseBuilder web server is the computer that hosts the CourseBuilder application. Users can access it from: www.coursebuilder.auckland.ac.nz
Syntax -
The pattern of characters, or rules and principles that govern the structure of sentences / computer code.

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Thumbnail -
An image that's reduced in size from the original, or a smaller portion of the original image, which represents a link to view the full size image.
Tooltip -
A text definition that appears as the user moves the mouse over (or clicks) a word, icon or image on a webpage.

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UPI -
Unique Person Identifier. e.g. jbon007

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Widget -
A widget (or gadget) is a part of a web page that is interactive or dynamic. Examples are: news feed, twitter feed, search box, sign in, user poll, etc.

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Zip file -
A single compressed file or a collection of files that are bundled together into one compressed .zip file.
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