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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)

Optimizing Moodle Performance

The performance of web-based systems is a critical issue, and it is the key responsibility of an administrator to configure, monitor, and fine-tune the LMS for maximum speed. While Moodle has the potential to scale to tens of thousands of simultaneous users, good performance management is required to guarantee adequate scalability.

After providing an overview of the subject, we will cover the most relevant topics related to Moodle’s performance and optimization:

  • Optimizing Moodle feature performance: We will look at performance issues in Moodle functions and Moodle activities. Optimizing their performance is often a trade-off between improved speed and potentially reduced functionality, which is discussed.
  • Moodle Universal Cache (MUC): We cover the different elements of the powerful MUC, namely cache types, cache stores, and cache definitions. We will then run you through some MUC performance testing and various caching options.
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