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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)

Preparing to use the Moodle app

Before users can access learning content, cooperate with others, or monitor progress from a mobile device, there are several things to consider. First, a decision must be made on accessing the LMS, either from a mobile web browser or a dedicated app. This chapter focuses on the mobile app, which has to be enabled centrally. Second, users must download and install the app before the first login. And third, users must authenticate via the mobile app. This section will cover all of these items, starting with a short introduction about ways to access the Moodle app from a mobile device.

Accessing Moodle from mobile devices

Generally, there are two ways that learners can access Moodle via a mobile device—directly via a web browser on a cell phone or a tablet, or via Moodle’s app for iOS and Android.

The web browser view is effectively the same as we have seen throughout the book, only it is optimized via responsive design for smaller...