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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
Book Image

Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (22 chapters)
Moodle Administration
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewer
Preface
Index

Installing Third-Party Add-Ons


A good advice is to avoid experimenting with new add-ons on a production site. Most organizations set up a shadow of site of their live server that is used as a sandbox. Once the installation is successful, the procedure is re-applied on the production site.

Additionally, it is recommended that you make a complete site backup before installing any third-party software. That way you can roll back in case of a disaster.

The installation of third-party add-ons requires a number of steps that you should follow:

  1. Download an add-on.

  2. Put Moodle in maintenance mode.

  3. Unzip files (either locally or on the server).

  4. Copy files in appropriate location(s).

  5. Start the Moodle admin page to run the installer.

  6. Test the add-on (and remove if it does not work; refer the uninstall section ahead).

  7. Put Moodle out of maintenance mode.

Most add-ons are structured in a similar way. However, some modules either don't follow this standardized approach or require other steps, especially...