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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)

Managing policies

Moodle has implemented a policy tool that lets you define multiple policies, supports policy versions, tracks user agreements, and can deal with the consent of minors.

To give you an initial understanding of how Moodle policies are structured, have a look at the following diagram:

Figure 14.6 – Moodle policies

A site can have multiple policies; for example, you might have three policies: one handling user data privacy, one dealing with cookies, and one covering third-party plugins and external data.

Each policy can have multiple versions. Every time there is a change in a policy, a new version is created, which might have to be consented to by your users. For each version that is not labeled as a minor change (typos or cosmetic adjustments), Moodle keeps track of user agreements.

In this section, you will learn how to configure and monitor the following policy features:

  • Choosing a site policy handler
  • Creating and...