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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)


May 25, 2018: The GDPR applies to all EU residents.

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

We started the chapter on Moodle privacy with those two events in May 2018. Now that you have read through the chapter and hopefully realized the complexity of ensuring the compliance of all IT systems, can you imagine the hectic week all stakeholders had to configure Moodle systems? For those old enough to remember, dealing with the Y2K bug was peanuts compared to complying with GDPR.

This chapter introduced some legal background on the GDPR. We then designated a privacy officer by setting up a dedicated role and activating the Privacy Officer functionality.

Next, you learned all you need to know to manage policies. We configurated Moodle’s policy handler before creating and updating versioned policies. We then monitored user agreements and dealt with minors in your Moodle system.

Then, we configured your data registry...