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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)


Moodle offers a wide range of reporting facilities for teachers and administrators. In this chapter, we focused on reporting tools admins interact with or have to configure and provide to users. Even if you are not a data nerd, I hope the reporting facilities presented are helpful in your day-to-day administrative work.

The newly introduced report generator is a versatile tool for creating flexible and interactive custom reports. You got to know the report generator, including data sources, report building, audiences, and schedules. The more report sources that are made available in the future, the less likely you will need third-party tools, such as Configurable reports, which we briefly dealt with.

In the second part of this chapter, you learned everything about Moodle’s logging framework in terms of its components, events, and log stores. You also interacted with Moodle logs, one of the most often used tools in the administrator’s day-to-day job.