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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 site-level backups

So far, we have dealt with backing up single courses. Site-level backups perform the same operation for every course in your system, including hidden courses and the home page.

Before we look at backup reports and notifications, we will configure automated backups. We will conclude this section with some backup strategies.

Configuring automated backups

Go to Site administration | Courses | Backups | Automated backup setup to schedule site backups. Here, you will see the following settings:

Figure 16.14 – Automated backup configuration

The remainder of the configuration page covers Automated backup settings, which specify which elements will be included in the backup. These are identical to the initial backup settings, except for the anonymize option, which has been excluded.

For the backup to start automatically at the specified time, the cron process must be configured correctly, which we covered in Chapter 1...