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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)

Complying with Data Protection Regulations

Data privacy is all about the protection of personal data. Depending on its setup, Moodle potentially stores a significant amount of sensitive data such as IDs, addresses, grades, and exam submissions. With the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a legally binding framework has been introduced and is fully supported in Moodle.

This chapter will teach you the tools to configure your Moodle site to comply with data protection regulations.

Important note

Disclaimer: The advice in this chapter is provided for informational purposes only and not be construed as legal or professional advice.

After some legal background on the GDPR, you will learn about the following topics:

  • Designating a privacy officer: You will learn how to set up a privacy officer role and activate the privacy officer functionality.
  • Managing policies: We will look at the configuration of Moodle’s policy handler before...