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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)

Configuring content creation features

Course authors heavily rely on the content creation tools made available to them. Moodle allows you to create content with built-in tools, incorporate content from external applications, and add structure and conditions among content items.

In this section, you will learn how to configure different content creation features, namely the content bank and H5P, LTI platforms and tools, filters, plagiarism prevention, and licenses. First, let’s configure some generic content creation settings.

Configuring content creation settings

Several site-wide settings impact content creation, which are as follows:

  • Require activity description: Activities and resources do not require a description by default. To enforce a descriptive explanation, you must enable the parameter in Site administration | Plugins | Activity modules | Common activity settings.
  • Completion tracking: Course and activity completion allows authors to set completion...