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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)

Appendix: Configuration Settings

This appendix on configuration settings aims to provide you with a list of parameters that can be modified in config.php and the impact each value will have.

We will first examine config.php and explore what types of parameters are supported by Moodle. After providing this overview, we will look at two types of configuration settings:

  • Administration settings: These variables are available via the Site administration menu but can be locked with values specified in config.php.
  • System settings: We distinguish between default and supplementary configuration values. The former will have been created by the installer and are mostly required for Moodle to function; the latter are parameters that change various Moodle behaviors.