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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)

Moosh – the Moodle Shell

Moosh stands for Moodle Shell and is a command-line tool that allows you to perform the most common Moodle tasks.

Before you can make use of Moosh, you have to install it (see Chapter 8, Understanding Moodle Plugins). Once installed, you will have a vast number of commands (at the time of writing, over 150!) at your disposal.

The general syntax of Moosh is as follows:

moosh <-params> <command> <options>

To give you an idea of the types of things you can do with Moosh, here are a few examples:

  • moosh user-create test: Creates a user with the username test.
  • moosh user-create test{1..10}: Creates 10 users. This type of enumeration can be used with many Moosh commands.
  • moosh user-create --email [email protected] --city "Heidelberg" --country DE --firstname "Alex" --lastname "Büchner" packt: All user profile values are supported; this is just a sample.
  • moosh info-plugins...