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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By : Alex Büchner
Book Image

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)

Performing standard user actions

So far, you have learned what type of user information Moodle holds and how to extend the data stored in each profile. Now, it is time to work with existing users on your system, which consists of browsing and filtering user accounts and applying bulk actions.

Browsing users

The quickest way to view your Moodle user accounts is by navigating to Site administration | Users | Accounts | Browse list of users. Initially, a list of users is displayed, ordered by First name. Thirty users are shown at a time, and, if applicable, you can navigate via the « and » links or jump directly to another page by selecting a number. Each column can be sorted in ascending or descending order by clicking on the column header.

Figure 5.7 – Browsing user accounts

You can view an individual’s profile by clicking on a user’s name. In addition to the fields we introduced in the first section of this chapter, you...