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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)

Configuration reference – system settings

This section contains the actual reference for configuration settings; the explanations have been taken from help pages, forum posts, and comments in the source code.

Default parameters

Default parameters are settings created by the installer, derived from config-dist.php. Most settings are compulsory for Moodle to operate, so be careful when modifying them. The parameters are listed in the order in which they appear by default in config.php:

Figure A.5 – config.php default parameters

In addition to the default parameters, there are hundreds of optional parameters, some of which we will deal with in the following subsection.

Optional parameters

There are over 300 config.php parameters that cannot be modified via the Moodle administrator interface. These hidden settings allow you to modify the behavior of Moodle without the requirement to change any code.

We only cover a representative...