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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)

Using Moodle themes

Moodle provides a flexible skinning mechanism to brand your site to follow corporate design guidelines. As mentioned in the introduction, we will only cover the theme settings that can be accessed from the Moodle administration menu. For details on how to create Moodle themes, refer to Moodle Theme Development by Silvina Paola Hillar, Packt Publishing, or contact your Premium Moodle Partner, who will be able to offer professional theme design services. There are also some good pointers at, which assumes that you have a good understanding of HTML and CSS.

While Moodle supports fixed-width and fluid themes, utilizing (or developing) responsive themes is highly recommended. We exclusively cover responsive themes here.

Important note

The future of e-learning is mobile, as reflected by Moodle, which only ships two responsive themes: Boost and Classic.

Responsive themes automatically adapt to the device, screen resolution, and screen...