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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)

Ensuring accessibility

In most educational settings, accessibility is now a legal requirement. So, it is crucial to ensure compliance of your system with the respective standards.

Important note

Accessibility is the ability for users with certain disabilities to access Moodle’s functionality.

An area has been dedicated to Moodle accessibility in Moodle Docs, which you can access at It provides useful links to standards, guidelines, legislation, and subject-related tools and resources.

Three main accessibility areas affect accessibility in Moodle:

  • System accessibility
  • Theme accessibility
  • Content accessibility

We will cover all three accessibility types in the following subsections.

System accessibility

Moodle fully complies with major accessibility standards and has obtained WCAG 2.1 level AA Accreditation. Moodle enforces XHTML 1.0 Strict, which only allows the usage of compliant HTML constructs and the...