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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)

Designating a privacy officer

Once the Moodle privacy features have been set up, someone will have to deal with the day-to-day requests from users and any other privacy-related issues. Moodle has named this function privacy officer, and we are sticking to this term here.

The Moodle administrator regularly takes on this role for smaller instances, often a separate function in larger systems. Either way, we recommend setting up a dedicated user account to deal with any privacy-related tasks.

To establish a privacy officer in Moodle, the following three steps are required:

  1. Create a new Privacy Officer role.
  2. Assign the role to your designated privacy officer(s) in the System context.
  3. Activate Moodle’s privacy officer functionality.

The context type where the role may be assigned must be set to System. The following screenshot arrangement shows the capabilities that must be set to Allow. The simplest way to find them is to search for dataprivacy and policy...