Term Definition DIKSHA Context
Calendar A chronological arrangement of days, and month based on the position of the earth and its proximity to the sun. Calendar is used to mark duration of dates. Date range is required for various references such as duration of course, duration of time required to complete a lesson etc.
Calendar Entry Any entry which is date specific. The entry will be governed by a specific format which is predetermined in the system. DIKSHA follows the format of dd-mm-yyyy.
Certification The process of confirming that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence or any other quantifiable evidence. On DIKSHA, certification is awarded to mark completion of a task or a course. Whether a course or a task accompanies a certification is pre-determined. Certification is awarded if only the criteria of eligibility is met.
Class A group of students of almost same age brought together to be taught common subjects in school. On DIKSHA, class is a metadata. Assigning class details to content created or uploaded on the portal helps users search for content easily. For example, if a game is created for the age group of 6 to 7, then this game should be assigned to class I.
Classroom Assessment An evaluation that is given in real time in a classroom. Classroom assessments can be created on DIKSHA using the inbuilt content editor.
Collaborative Performing an activity or task in a group, where each party works symbiotically. Content can be created collaboratively on DIKSHA. More than one user can contribute in the creation and compilation of content.
Collection Collection is a compilation of anything. A collection can be compiled on DIKSHA using the various learning resources available on the portal or by creating content on the inbuilt content editor and later collating them as a collection. Related or unrelated content can be compiled together. A tuition teacher can compile a collection of worksheets and stories for two or three subjects or only one subject.
Community A group where similar or like minded individuals interact.  
Concept Concept is an idea/theme around which a learning material can be created. Any learning content should be specific to one or many concept. There are various defined concepts on DIKSHA. Any learning content created on the portal can be tagged to one or more of these concepts: Literacy, Numeracy, Science, or National Curriculum.
Content Expression and elucidation of a thought using speech, writing, images, or any other art. On DIKSHA, content can be standalone or a compilation of study material units. The study material can be in video, audio, text or multimedia format. It can be created or uploaded on the platform. All content must have a learning outcome.
Content Creator Content creator is any person who creates content. On DIKSHA, content creators can create and curate content such as courses, collections, lesson plans etc.
Content Editor Content Editors are responsible for all aspects of content, which includes development, design, production, presentation, evaluation and analysis On DIKSHA using the content editor, the following content types can be created on DIKSHA: Book, Collection, Course, Lesson Plan, Study Material.
Content Lifecycle The process of developing, managing, sharing and storing content.  
Content Providers Content providers much akin to organizations are a body of registered and authorized individuals. There are various content providers who create and publish content on DIKSHA.
Content Reviewer Any person who reviews content On DIKSHA registered users can be assigned the role of reviewing content.
Content Submission Process of submitting a freshly created content for review.  
Course Course is content provided in sequence, broken down in modules, open for enrolment and completion within a stipulated duration. You can attach prerequisites for a course and it may contain assessments and certifications. On DIKSHA, courses can be created
Course Structure The systematic and organized arrangement of various content elements in a course  
Create The act of producing something The process of adding new content on the portal. Content can be created afresh or existing content on the product can be collated to form a new content type.
Curriculum Curriculum comprises of the various subjects and respective assessments that is to be carried in a given academic year. On DIKSHA, content can be created for the curriculum followed by the organization.
Customize To alter something to suit one’s requirements. Any field/screen on DIKSHA can be customized to suit organization needs.