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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)


This chapter taught you how to prepare, configure, and customize the Moodle app.

First, we familiarized ourselves with the different subscription plans Moodle offers, including the branded mobile app.

Next, we went through the required preparatory steps before your learners can use the app. We reviewed the settings to enable the app and configured different authentication types. We also briefly looked at installing the app on mobile devices.

Then, we configured the app to provide learners with a suitable mobile learning experience, which included mobile features, notifications, and the app policy.

Last, we customized the app’s appearance, adapting the app’s look and feel by changing the login logo, modifying the app’s theme, and configuring app banners.

The paid app version has significantly more features than the free version, so it is well worth budgeting for the annual fee if your organization encourages mobile learning. If e-learning...