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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)

Managing repositories

The file picker is central to most file operations in Moodle. Files can be selected from a wide range of sources, known in Moodle as repositories.

Important note

Repositories enable users to add files to courses and other locations in Moodle.

The following diagram shows which repositories are available in Moodle core and a high-level view of how they work in conjunction with the file picker:

Figure 10.20 – Moodle repositories

For the sake of simplicity, we will distinguish between internal and external repositories. An internal repository accesses internal Moodle files. An external repository is located outside Moodle, on some local or remote media, in another application’s data storage, or the cloud. All repositories are accessed via the file picker – some directly, others with an added layer of authentication. Files can be copied or linked, although not all repository types support linking.

You can configure...