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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)

Assigning roles to users

The process of role assignment is similar for each context. What is different is the location of each context and its access method. The process of assigning roles to users will be described first before we outline how and where to assign them in individual contexts:

  1. Navigate to any Assign roles screen for the required context – for example, Home | Participants | Assigned roles in the Permissions section of the pull-down menu. On our system, you can see that 2 teachers and 18 students have been assigned (only up to 10 names can be displayed):

Figure 6.4 – Assigning roles to users

  1. Select the role you wish to assign a user to by clicking on the role’s name. If there are more than 10 assignees, click on the More than 10 link. You will see the screen shown in Figure 6.4 throughout Moodle whenever you wish to assign users to a role (except in courses, where a different modal interface has been developed...