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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

Networking Overview


Virtual learning environments are usually standalone systems. But learning, in addition to doing, is primarily about communication and collaboration (social constructionist theory). Moodle networking overcomes this limitation and provides a powerful facility to establish logical links among multiple Moodle sites. The following two topologies are supported:

  • Peer-to-peer

    This layout connects two Moodle systems directly. This topology is favorable if you have two partnering organizations or one site that offers courses in which students from another site wish to enrol.

  • Community hub

    A Community hub is a Moodle server that is configured to accept connections from other Moodle servers, and to provide a set of services to users of these other servers. This topology is favorable if you have a portal that is used for sharing learning resources or courses.

Moodle Networking supports single sign-on (SSO), which provides a seamless integration of multiple Moodle systems. Security...