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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)

Enhancing Moodle’s Look and Feel

Your system is now fully operational with users, courses, and roles in place. It is now time to change its look and feel to create a more engaging user experience and ensure compliance with your corporate branding.

There is a wide range of building blocks that impact the look and feel of your Moodle system, as demonstrated in the following diagram:

Figure 7.1 – Moodle’s look and feel components

We have divided Moodle’s look and feel components into three parts, which also form the structure of this chapter:

  • Appearance: These are modifications that can be configured in administration settings. You will learn how to change the layout of key pages (Home, Dashboard, My courses, and user profiles) before we deal with different login workflows and how to adjust the header. We will then cover some appearance tools that impact the look and feel throughout the site: the block drawer, the Atto HTML...