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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)

Understanding Moodle privacy

May 25, 2018: GDPR applies to all European Union (EU) residents.

One week earlier: Moodle 3.5 is released, supporting some but not all GDPR features.

It was the first time that Moodle was forced to implement a set of features to comply with legislative regulations ( The implementation of all required features was completed in version 3.6, and the functionality was backported to three releases—another first for Moodle.

While GDPR only applies to EU residents or sites that are hosted in the EU, there are two reasons why the regulations are potentially relevant to all Moodle systems:

  • If a single user on your system (student, employee, supplier, and so on) is or will be from the EU, you are obliged to comply with the regulation. Or, in more legalese: any individual or organization that stores or processes personal information on an identifiable person from an EU member state (regardless of whether the processing or storage...