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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)

Managing Courses and Enrolments

Moodle stores learning resources and activities in courses, which is the topic of this chapter, which has been divided into two main parts: course management and course enrolments.

In the first part of this chapter, you will learn about the following aspects of managing courses and course categories:

  • Organizing courses into categories and subcategories
  • Creating and managing courses
  • Adding custom course fields
  • Dealing with course requests
  • Managing courses in bulk

In the second part of the chapter, we will cover different ways of enrolling users in courses. The enrolment mechanisms that will be covered are the following:

  • Internal enrolment (manual, self, and guest)
  • Cohort enrolment and synchronization
  • Database-driven enrolment (LDAP, external databases, flat files, and IMS Enterprise files)
  • Meta courses
  • Payment-driven enrolment (payment accounts and gateways, such as PayPal)

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