The following terms are used throughout Acalog™.
Active data will be displayed on the Gateway, while inactive data will not. Setting data as inactive is a simple way to hide information from public view while it is being completed. See: Inactive
The complete listing of all courses, programs, departments and schools/colleges for a particular academic calendar year.
A combination of descriptive text and/or list of courses that may be created within programs.
Information about a particular course in an area of study.
A page of front-of-the-catalog information shown via the Gateway navigation. See: Filter
The lowest level data structure used for organizing data within the system. The department level comes below the school/college level and may also be created directly below the institution. See: Hierarchy, Institution, School/College
The hierarchical data structure used for organizing the institution, schools/colleges and departments. See: Institution, School/College, Department
HTML (HyperText Markup Language)
An open source language used to markup web page text with different fonts, colors, images, etc.
Navigation placed within the content area of pages in the system. See: Module Navigation, Navigation, Tab Navigation
The highest-level data structure used for organizing data within the system for a given organization. The institution level comes above the school/college level in the hierarchical structure. See: Hierarchy, Institution, School/College
A unique number, like 127.168.6.255, that specifies a particular server’s location on the internet.
A section or grouping of similar functions within Acalog™.
Consistent links shown on the left of the Publisher which allow a user to select modules for managing data. See: In-Page Navigation,
Navigation, Tab Navigation
Consistent (and usually persistent) links which allow a user to select different pages within a web site. See: In-Page Navigation
The highest data structure level used for organizing data within the system. Organizations may contain multiple catalogs. See: Catalog
A convenient storage location where users browsing online catalogs may store courses and programs that they find interesting. The stored information will be available when they return at a later date.
A combination of descriptive texts and lists of courses that is made up of cores and, possibly, shared cores.
A second level data structure used for organizing data. The school/college level comes underneath the institution level and, typically, above the department level in the hierarchical structure. See: Hierarchy, Institution, Department
A special type of core that is created and maintained within one area of the database and may be added to any program in the system. See: Core
A lower level core in a program’s or shared core’s hierarchy. See: Core
Tab shaped links shown at the top of many Publisher pages that allow a user to select more specific features for managing data. See: In-Page Navigation, Module Navigation, Navigation
A person who logs into an account on the Publisher. This is also a term used for a person who browses the Gateway.
The account of a user who may log into the Publisher.