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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)

Supporting Multi-Tenancy

This chapter discusses different approaches to designing and implementing multi-tenancy in Moodle. If any of the following scenarios are of interest, then this chapter is for you:

  • An authority representing multiple schools or colleges in a region or country wishes to provide each school or college with a separate Moodle system but needs to manage the systems centrally
  • A private training organization with multiple customers, each needing its own walled area
  • A company that has regional offices, each requiring its own learning space

First, we will provide an overview of what multi-tenancy is and why there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution before we present three different types of implementations.

The first approach, multi-tenancy via categories, uses a single Moodle instance with specifically tailored course categories and permissions.

The second implementation, multi-tenancy via a centralized code base, provides separate...