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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)

Enabling MoodleNet

MoodleNet is Moodle’s open social media platform for educators that focuses on sharing openly licensed learning resources. MoodleNet forms an integral part of the Moodle ecosystem and can be reached from within Moodle or directly via

Important note

MoodleNet aims to find, share, and curate open educational resources.

While the platform is targeted at teachers and content creators, you, as an administrator, must enable your colleagues to share (appropriate and legal) resources internally and with peers worldwide.

The workflow of MoodleNet’s integration is illustrated in the following diagram:

Figure 19.14 – MoodleNet integration

Let’s assume you are a course creator who has started developing a module about a particular topic. From within the course (via the activity chooser), MoodleNet is called, and resources are browsed. When an element (from a simple learning nugget to an entire curriculum...