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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By : Alex Büchner
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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By: Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

This updated fourth edition of the classic Moodle Administration guide has been written from the ground up and covers all the new Moodle features in great breadth and depth. The topics have also been augmented with professional diagrams, illustrations, and checklists. The book starts by covering basic tasks such as how to set up and configure Moodle and perform day-to-day administration activities. You’ll then progress to more advanced topics that show you how to customize and extend Moodle, manage authentication and enrolments, and work with roles and capabilities. Next, you'll learn how to configure pedagogical and technical Moodle plugins and ensure your LMS complies with data protection regulations. Then, you will learn how to tighten Moodle’s security, improve its performance, and configure backup and restore procedures. Finally, you'll gain insights on how to compile custom reports, configure learning analytics, enable mobile learning, integrate Moodle via web services, and support different types of multi-tenancy. By the end of this book, you’ll be able to set up an efficient, fully fledged, and secure Moodle system.
Table of Contents (24 chapters)

Installing Moodle

In this first chapter, we’ll start by installing Moodle.

After providing an overview describing the most suitable setup, we will outline the necessary software and hardware requirements before covering the following installations:

  • Installing Moodle in a LAMP environment
  • Installing Moodle via the command-line interface (CLI)
  • Upgrading Moodle manually and via the CLI and Git

We won’t be covering the installation on operating systems other than Linux, but we will provide some pointers to resources for Windows and macOS.

Moodle can be scaled from a single instructor to an entire institution. We will only cover basic installations and present solutions to some common problems. We will also assume you are familiar with basic Linux system administration.

In this chapter, we will be covering the following topics:

  • Preparing your Moodle installation
  • Installation in a LAMP environment
  • Installation via the command...