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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)

Configuring the data registry

One of the information types that users can request under the GDPR is a list of all data processing and the reasoning behind it, including its retention period. The data registry contains that information, represented in categories and purposes.

Important note

Categories are used to organize the data in Moodle.

Purposes describe the usage (legal reason and retention period) of the data.

You will find the data registry in Site administration | Users | Privacy and policies | Data registry, which displays the following explanation:

The data registry enables categories (types of data) and purposes (the reasons for processing data) to be set for all content on the site – from users and courses down to activities and blocks. For each purpose, a retention period may be set. When a retention period has expired, the data is flagged and listed for deletion, awaiting admin confirmation.

This note perfectly sums up the objective of the data...