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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By : Alex Büchner
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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)

Integrating External Systems Using Moodle Web Services

In most organizations, the LMS is rarely an isolated, standalone system; instead, it is almost always part of an institution-wide infrastructure containing several best-of-breed components. Web services facilitate exchange and communication among these systems and Moodle is no exception. At the time of writing, Moodle ships with almost 700 web service functions, a number that is growing with every release.

After providing a brief overview of web services and giving some application examples, we will learn about the basic concepts of Moodle web services. Next, we will configure the generic Moodle web services functionality required for different setups. Then, we will learn how to set up the Moodle web service for another application to control Moodle. Lastly, we will learn how to set up the Moodle web service for a user as the client.

We will be covering the following topics in this chapter:

  • Understanding Moodle web...