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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)


This chapter discussed different ways to support Moodle multi-tenancy. We first defined what multi-tenancy is and showed why there is a need for different types of multi-tenancy implementations. We presented three different approaches, one of which hopefully matches your requirements.

The first model, multi-tenancy via categories, used a single Moodle instance with configured course categories and permissions.

The second approach, multi-tenancy via a centralized code base, provided separate standalone instances and delegated all responsibilities to local administrators.

Lastly, we presented multi-tenancy in Moodle Workplace, the most versatile out-of-the-box implementation currently available.

We covered three representative implementations to facilitate multi-tenancy in Moodle. These solutions can, of course, be extended or further modified to cater to your individual requirements. While some aspects of implementing multi-tenancy might look technical, daunting...