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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)

Setting up peer-to-peer networks

This section deals with peer-to-peer networks, where two Moodle servers are connected.

For demonstration purposes, we have set up two local sites (two peers); one is located at localhost:8888/one and the other is located at localhost:8888/two.

The two sites do not have to be in the same domain or organization. For example, two universities or two high schools might want to offer a collaborative course. They both have their own Moodle system in their domain, and they both control who gets access to which part of their site.

If your two sites are hosted in the same top-level domain, and you are accessing both sites from the same web browser simultaneously, change the cookie prefix of one site (Site administration | Server | Session handling) to avoid any conflicts.

Adding network peers

Go to Site administration | Networking | Manage peers and add a new remote host you want to connect to. We are currently working on localhost:8888/one; to...