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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)


In this chapter, we tackled the not-so-appealing look and feel of a vanilla Moodle site and touched upon a significant number of areas supporting customization.

We first looked at pages that can be customized by the administrator: login, home, dashboard, my courses, and the user profile. We then covered appearance elements visible or usable throughout the site: the header, blocks, video and audio, the Atto editor, and user tours.

The second part of the chapter was concerned with the customization of themes. Before customizing your theme via general, advanced, and feature theme settings, we looked at different theme types.

The last topic covered was accessibility, a legal requirement in most educational settings. We dealt with system, theme, and content accessibility.

Important note

Double-check what your site looks like when you are not logged in. Ensure no information is visible that should only be accessible to logged-in users.

The main objective of adapting...