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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)

Ensuring Moodle Security

Moodle, like any other web application, has the potential to be misused. Moodle has dedicated an entire section to security settings that administrators can use to fine-tune its safety. After an overview of Moodle’s security, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Security notifications: You will learn how to set up Moodle’s notification mechanisms that warn you about potential security issues and inspect the built-in security report.
  • User security: We will look at the configuration of Moodle passwords, protection of user details, and spam prevention.
  • Content security: We will deal with potential issues in content created within Moodle and the visibility thereof. You will learn how to restrict content created within Moodle, set up content visibility, and configure the antivirus scanner.
  • System security: We will discuss configuration settings (location of the data root directory and cron execution), supporting HTTPS, and...