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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 in Moodle Workplace

This book is about Moodle administration and all its content applies to Moodle Workplace, too. Since Moodle Workplace provides a unique feature to cater to multi-tenancy, we will make an exception and cover a Moodle Workplace-only feature here. Parts of the section have been borrowed from the Tenants, Organizations, and Teams chapter in (advertisement alert!) my book Corporate Learning with Moodle Workplace by Packt Publishing.

There are two critical parts to multi-tenancy in Moodle Workplace:

  • Tenants: Tenants are entirely isolated entities with their own look and feel, structure, users, and learning entities
  • Sharing entities: Sharing courses and certificates across tenants is supported, as is sharing data such as programs, reports, or organization structures

We will cover both aspects of Moodle Workplace multi-tenancy in the following two subsections by describing how they work in general. For implementation details...