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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)

Interacting with log-based reports

There are two types of built-in reports in Moodle: ones supplied with data from a log store and others generated on the fly without log store input. You can view the list of reports by going to Site administration | Plugins | Reports | Manage reports, as shown in the following annotated screenshot (the icons on the left indicate whether it is a course, system, or another type of report):

Figure 12.19 – System reports

Here, you can see when a report requires a log store and, if so, which ones are supported. We will focus on (live) logs since they form the basis for log-based reporting, before moving on to statistics and analytics.

Remember that most information you retrieve from log-based reporting is also available to teachers at the course level. While educators use this information mainly in a pedagogical context (to monitor progress and measure performance), your role as an administrator is to view this data in...