Moodle provides a unique functionality that lets you network multiple Moodle sites. This is useful in a number of contexts, for example when you want to share resources across VLEs, partner with another organization, or have a multi-campus setup where each site has its own Moodle.
After providing an overview of Moodle networking, you will learn about the following topics:
Networking prerequisites and security
You will learn which networking components are required and how security is guaranteed.
You will learn how to link two Moodle sites.
You will learn how to connect multiple Moodle sites to a central hub.
You will learn how to set up Moodle with Mahara, a popular open-source e-portfolio system that makes use of the networking functionality.
MoodleDocs contains a very well-written wiki on Moodle networking at http://docs.moodle.org/en/Moodle_Network and this chapter follows the document in part.