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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)

Enabling Moodle video and audio

Video and audio content are essential for building engaging learning experiences. Moodle supports playing various media formats as well as the recording of audio and video.

We will cover both modes: first, we will look at media players before dealing with media recorders.

Media players

Users nowadays expect to incorporate media formats in their teaching and learning content. Whether it is teachers providing videos as learning resources or learners embedding audio clips in their assignments, it is taken for granted that different media formats are supported. Your job as a Moodle administrator is to ensure that these media files are played correctly.

So how does Moodle handle media content in different formats? In simple terms, every time Moodle detects a link that points to a multimedia resource or <video> and <audio> HTML tags, it replaces them with an appropriate media player code. A multimedia filter is used to facilitate this...