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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)

Database tools

Moodle’s database tools transfer databases from one server to another, perform search-and-replace operations on text strings in the entire database, and let you view or change any data in the database itself.

Transferring your Moodle database

If you have to move the database of a Moodle instance from one server to another or migrate to another Moodle system, you have two broad options. You can either create a database dump manually (or via the Adminer tool, which is covered later) or use the built-in database transfer facility.

The database migration tool is available at <yoursite>/admin/tool/dbtransfer. At the time of writing, the feature can also be accessed via Site administration | Development | Experimental | Database migration. As the category name suggests, the tool is experimental and might make it into core or might disappear again from the admin interface in future releases.

Figure 17.7 – Database transfer