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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)


This chapter taught you how to administer any Moodle tools and features classified as educational.

First, we configured collaboration tools while covering blogs, comments, and tags. Next, we dealt with various content creation features and looked at the Moodle content bank and H5P, LTI platforms and tools, filters, plagiarism prevention, and licenses. We then configured grades and assessments, namely the gradebook and the configuration of the three activity types – assignment, quiz, and SCORM. Finally, we managed skills and incentives in the form of competencies and learning plans, badges, and certificates.

You should now be in a good position to approach all organizational stakeholders to gather relevant input to ensure a suitable setup of educational components.

Due to the high volume of configuration areas, we have divided the configuration topic into two separate chapters – educational configuration, which we dealt with in this chapter, and technical...