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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)

Moodle performance profiling and monitoring

When you set up your Moodle system, you can take some initial precautions to optimize the performance of your LMS. However, the real test is when Moodle is in full operation—that is, when the system is under load (“There is no test like production!”).

We will be looking at Moodle’s built-in profiling tools to let you monitor your Moodle system regularly. While application monitoring cannot be seen as a standalone exercise, we won’t be dealing with system profiling since this is beyond the scope of this book.

We will cover three supported tools: Performance info, Tideways, and JMeter.

Performance info

Moodle provides some basic profiling information you can activate in Site administration | Development | Debugging, where you have to enable the Performance info option. This feature displays the execution time, RAM usage, the number of files in use, CPU usage and load, session size, and various...