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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
About the Author
About the Reviewer

Username Best Practices

User management in an organization is a critical subject for a range of reasons:

  • Once implemented, it is difficult to change (sustainability).

  • A system that is too simple is potentially unsafe and not future-proof.

  • A system that is too complicated is unlikely to be accepted by pupils and is likely to cause administrative difficulties.

There is no ideal user management scheme, since the preference in every organization is different. However, there are a number of issues that are considered to be best practice.

Usernames have to be unique. The simplest way to implement this is to give each user a unique number, which is never reused even after students have finished a course. However, such a number-based system will be very difficult for learners to remember, especially younger pupils. It is therefore necessary to come up with a more user-friendly scheme considering the following potential issues:

  • firstname.lastname causes difficulties when the same name exists twice...