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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)


In this chapter, you learned how to network disparate Moodle systems. The setup process required several steps, summarized in the following checklist:

Figure 19.16 – MoodleNet checklist

After providing an overview of MNet, we covered the required components and how networking is enabled.

We linked two Moodle sites, which entailed setting up peer-to-peer connections, roaming across instances, configuring remote authentication and enrolment, and using the Networks server block.

Then, we introduced the concept of a central MNet hub to connect multiple Moodle sites.

Finally, we enabled MoodleNet, a platform for finding, sharing, and curating open educational resources.

Moodle’s networking facility introduces a new dimension to learning management systems. Disparate systems can be connected logically, and roaming from one Moodle site to another can be facilitated. Networking Moodle hosts opens up entirely new opportunities, whether...