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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)

Configuring Technical Features

Moodle supports a wide range of tools and features that require administrative attention – some only once, others regularly. Due to the volume of configuration areas, we have divided this topic into educational and technical configurations, each represented by a dedicated chapter:

Figure 10.1 – Technical configuration topics

This chapter deals with configuring technical settings.

First, we will configure synchronous and asynchronous communication tools while covering chats, video conferencing (BigBlueButton), messaging (messages and notifications), and RSS feeds.

Next, we will learn how to configure localization features while dealing with different locales represented as language packs, multi-languages, calendars, and time zones.

We will then configure internal and external repositories, enabling users to add files to courses and other locations via the file picker.

Finally, we will configure portfolios...