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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)

Site admin presets

Presets allow you to create backups of site settings that can then be restored. There are several use cases where this facility comes in handy:

  • Experimenting with a set of system settings and rolling back in case they didn’t work
  • Applying the same set of configurations to multiple sites
  • Migrating one Moodle site’s settings to another – for instance, your test instance to your production system

The workflow of Moodle admin presets is illustrated in the following diagram – a straightforward but very powerful tool:

Figure 17.3 – Site admin presets workflow

You find the Site admin presets tool in the General section of the Site administration area. It is the only Moodle feature that has not been placed in a menu category, hence its coverage in this chapter.

Moodle ships with two preconfigured presets that have been labelled Starter and Full. Details about its content are provided in...