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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)

Creating walk-throughs with user tours

User tours allow you to create simple walk-throughs, highlight key areas, or demonstrate new features with on-screen step-by-step guides. The following is a sample mini-tour we are going to create in this section:

Figure 7.23 – Managing user tours

A tour comprises multiple steps, each being associated with a target. A target is a page element that is one of the following three target types:

  • Block: A Moodle block to display the step next to it
  • Selector: A CSS selector on the page where the step is displayed next to
  • Middle of the page: General information not associated with any elements on the page

Each tour step has a title, some content, and a target. Each target is associated with a block, a CSS selector, or the page center. There is no limit to the number of pages in a tour. The structure of a user tour is shown in the following diagram:

Figure 7.24 – User tours...