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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)

Managing cohorts

We have already come across cohorts in Chapter 4, Managing Courses and Enrolment, and in the introductory diagram of this chapter.

Important note

Cohorts are groups that are used to logically cluster related users.

So far, we mainly mentioned cohorts in the context of enrolments; however, cohorts are utilized by Moodle in various places, such as the following:

  • Course enrolments and synchronization
  • Cohort themes provide a user experience to a pre-defined group of users, for example, visually impaired learners
  • Report audiences to limit access of a report to cohorts
  • Execute actions automatically, such as notifying or issuing a certificate to a cohort as part of dynamic rules (Moodle Workplace only)

Zooming in on the cohort element, we can see its structure and properties:

Figure 5.25 – Cohorts (high-level)

Let’s have a closer look at how to create and manage cohorts. To do this, navigate to Site...