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Moodle Administration

By : Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner
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Moodle Administration

By: Moodle Trust, Alex Büchner

Overview of this book

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

Authentication Versus Enrolment

Before we start, it is important to understand the difference between authentication and enrolment.

Moodle users have to be authenticated in order to establish a personal account. Authentication grants users access to the system through login where a username and password have to be given. (This also applies to guest accounts where a username is allotted internally.) Moodle supports a significant number of authentication mechanisms, which are discussed later in detail.

Enrolment happens at course level as discussed in the previous chapter. However, a user has to be authenticated to the system before enrolment to a course can take place. So, the workflow is usually as follows (There are exceptions as always, but we will deal with them when we get there.):

  1. 1. Create your courses and categories (as dealt with in Chapter 4)

  2. 2. Create your users, and make provision for automatic account creation or set up self-registration (dealt with in this chapter)

  3. 3. Associate...