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Moodle 4 Administration - Fourth Edition

By : Alex Büchner
Book Image

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)

Managing third-party plugins

The management of third-party plugins comprises the basic standard operations of add, change, and delete. There are four different ways to install, update, and uninstall plugins, which we will cover in this section:

  • Installation via the web interface
  • Manual installation
  • Installation via Git
  • Installation via the command line

Once you have added, modified, or removed a plugin via any of the four methods, you need to trigger the Moodle updater from Site administration | General | Notifications, which will manage the data stored in the database and moodledata. These processes are shown in the following diagram:

Figure 8.4 – Plugin management

If the updater has added any configurable settings, they will be displayed on a separate New settings page. This screen will be skipped if the plugin doesn’t contain any new parameters.

Important note

Installing, updating, and removing plugins should...