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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

Module Configuration

Moodle distinguishes between three types of modules that are used in courses and the front page (which is treated as a course):

  • Activities (which also covers resources)

  • Blocks

  • Filters

Most modules are enabled by default and are set to their default values. You get access to these settings in the Modules menu in the Site Administration block.


Be careful when modifying settings in activities, blocks, and filters. Inappropriate values can cause problems inside courses.

Configuration of Activities

Selecting Modules | Activities | Manage activities in the Site Administration block displays the following screen:

The table displays the following information:



Activity module

Icon and name of the activity/resource as they appear in courses.


The number of times the activity/resource is used in Moodle. When you click on the number a table is shown, which displays the courses in which the activity/resource has been used as well as the standard...