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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)


This chapter taught you how to administer any Moodle tools and features that are classified as technical.

First, we configured synchronous and asynchronous communication tools by covering chats, video conferencing (BigBlueButton), messaging (messages and notifications), and RSS feeds. Next, we dealt with various localization creation features, locales, multi-languages, calendars, and time zones. We then configured internal and external repositories to enable your users to add files to courses and other locations via the file picker. Finally, we configured portfolios to let your learners export data to external (portfolio) systems.

You should now be in a good position to approach all stakeholders in your organization and gather any relevant input to ensure that all technical components have been set up appropriately.

Now, let’s move on to another exciting chapter, where we will cover mobile learning and the Moodle app.