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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)

Understanding Moodle Plugins

Your system is fully operational and has a look and feel that reflects your organization’s branding. As with all complex web-based applications, a significant number of configuration activities can be carried out to bring Moodle in line with your organization’s needs and requirements.

In this chapter, we will first provide an overview of plugins. Then, we will explore some third-party plugins and learn about their powers. We will then understand how to install, update, and delete plugins before we conclude with plugin evaluation criteria, popular plugins, and organizational decisions.

One of the many strengths of Moodle is its pluggable architecture. Moodle supports a wide range of plugins, which we are going to shed light on by covering the following topics:

  • Moodle plugins – an overview
  • The power of third-party plugins
  • Managing third-party plugins (install, update, and delete)
  • Good plugins and bad plugins...