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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)

Managing skills and incentives

Skills and incentives are at the heart of each assessment strategy. Since Moodle is a strategic building block of a modern learning environment, we feel the two concepts deserve a dedicated section.

Important note

A skill is the ability to perform a particular action to solve a given problem. Skills are represented in Moodle as competencies.

An incentive is a motivator to acquire a skill. Incentives are represented in Moodle as grades, feedback, badges, and certificates.

We will now focus on three skills and incentives tools being offered in Moodle, as depicted in the following diagram:

Figure 9.25 – Moodle skills and incentives

The left part of the diagram covers achievements in the form of completions at different levels, such as activity and course (or program and certification in Moodle Workplace). Various components support a range of award mechanisms; for instance, attaching a Competency once a certain...