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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)

Configuring security notifications

Moodle has set up a dedicated site at that deals with security issues. If you register your Moodle instance, which is highly recommended, your email address will automatically be added to the security alerts mailing list, which gives you advanced notice of vulnerabilities and updates a couple of days prior to public release. To set this up, go to Site administration | General | Registration, fill in the required information, and click on the Register your site button.

Alternatively, follow the @moodlesecurity Twitter handle to be notified of any Moodle security announcements.

Once you are up to date with general security issues, it is time to focus on being aware of any potential issues on your Moodle system. In the remainder of this section, we will deal with setting up Moodle notifications and inspecting the built-in system report.

Setting up Moodle notifications

When you navigate to Site administration | General...