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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)

Exploring the Moodle System

Now that your Moodle system is up and running, we will look at the components that make up the learning platform. Think of these as the foundation on which Moodle is built.

In this chapter, you will learn about the architecture of Moodle, what the main components of Moodle are, and where its data is stored. Moodle has a modern and intuitive user interface that takes a little bit of time to get used to. You will learn about its main navigation and where to find help if required. Dealing with files in web-based applications is not always straightforward. Therefore, you will learn how Moodle’s file management works and how to configure the recycle bin.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding the Moodle architecture
  • Navigating Moodle as an administrator
  • File management in Moodle
  • Recycle bin

By the end of this chapter, you will know more about how Moodle is structured internally, how to work with it as an admin, and how files are managed.