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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)

Gaining Insights through Moodle Reporting and Analytics

Moodle collects usage data from various activities from when users log in until they log out. This data can be utilized for a range of reporting and analytics activities, all of which will be dealt with in this chapter.

To get an overview of the topics that will be covered, have a look at the following diagram:

Figure 12.1 – Reporting overview

There are two types of reports in Moodle: custom reports created with the report generator and log-based reports, hardcoded in Moodle.

The first part of this chapter will provide an overview of the report generator and cover data sources, report building, report audiences, and schedules. We will also briefly cover a more technical third-party report generator: Configurable reports.

The second part of this chapter deals with log-based reports. After a detailed overview of the underlying Moodle logging framework and its components, events, and log stores...