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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By : Alex Büchner
Book Image

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 course-level backups

Course-level backups allow teachers and administrators to create copies of courses for safekeeping or to pass on to colleagues. If configured appropriately, course backups can save an administrator a lot of hassle and time.

Important note

Course backups include some or all of the items of a course.

First, we will look at the backup procedure before going into the details of recovering data during the restore operation.

Creating course backups

To back up an individual course, it is best if you are inside that course, where you have to select the Course reuse option in the course menu and then select Backup from the dropdown.

The backup procedure comprises five steps, illustrated in the following workflow:

Figure 16.2 – Course backup workflow

You can navigate back to any step via the process links at the top of the screen or the navigation buttons at the bottom. We will go through the steps one by one in...