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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By : Alex Büchner
Book Image

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)


This chapter taught you how to install and update Moodle.

After providing an overview describing the most suitable setup, we outlined the necessary software and hardware requirements and described Moodle’s versioning strategy and release calendar.

Then, we covered Moodle’s installation via the web and its powerful CLI. We did the same for Moodle upgrades, where we briefly introduced Git.

The fact that Moodle uses a portable software architecture and facilitates standard open source components allows it to be installed on multiple platforms. However, this also means that different peculiarities and quirks must be considered in different environments.

Now that your system is up and running, in the next chapter, we’ll look at the components of Moodle, which will give you a better understanding of the system and how to administer it.