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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)

Managing localization

Localization is concerned with adapting software to be used in different locales. A locale is linked to a region where certain cultural aspects apply, such as language, formatting of dates and times, calendric representation, and so on.

As Moodle is used worldwide and given that many educational establishments span continents and cultures, localization must be fully supported.

Important note

If the main language of your Moodle system is anything other than (UK or US) English, make sure you select this during installation. This way, locale settings, as well as role names and descriptions, will be adequately localized.

The key areas that can be configured in Moodle are language-related settings and calendric information. Languages and calendars are the topics of the following two subsections.

Languages, idiomas, 语言, and تاغللا

Moodle supports over 80 languages, including Latin and Esperanto! The...