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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 the Moodle app

The beauty of the Moodle app is that it can be customized “from the outside”—that is, by configuration only. In this chapter, you will learn how to tailor the app to your learners’ needs. The three main areas of customization are as follows:

  • Mobile features
  • Mobile notifications
  • Mobile app policy

It is also possible to extend the mobile app’s functionality via development, which is beyond the scope of this book since programming skills are needed. More details can be found at Let’s get started with the mobile app features.

Configuring mobile features

The Moodle app lets you customize some basic features under Site administration | General | Mobile App | Mobile features, as shown in the following screenshot:

Figure 11.9 – Mobile features

Figure 11.9 – Mobile features

The Disabled features list lets you remove features from the mobile...