Moodle Administration

An administrator's guide to configuring, securing, customizing, and extending Moodle
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Moodle Administration

Alex Büchner

An administrator's guide to configuring, securing, customizing, and extending Moodle
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ISBN 139781847195623
Paperback376 pages

Book Description

Moodle has evolved from an academic project to the world's most popular virtual learning environment. During this evolution, its complexity has risen dramatically and so have the skills that are required to administer the system. While there is plenty of literature for Moodle course creators, there has been, with the exception of some disparate online resources, no Moodle administrator book. Until now!

This book is a complete, practical guide to administering Moodle sites. It covers how to set up Moodle in any learning environment, configuration and day-to-day admin tasks, as well as advanced options for customizing and extending Moodle.

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What You Will Learn

  • Install and update Moodle on multiple platforms
  • Understand the Moodle architecture and find your way around its user and administrator interfaces
  • Work with large numbers of users: bulk enrolments and operations; advanced user management
  • Configure courses, course categories, enrolment, and authentication mechanisms
  • Assign, modify, and create roles and permissions to users
  • Brand your site by changing the look & feel and creating custom themes
  • Configure Moodle for accessibility, localization, and customize your module and grade/gradebook settings
  • Interpret and analyze user activity, tracking statistics using Moodle's in-built monitoring facility and third-party tools like Google Analytics
  • Secure user information, data, content, and the Moodle system
  • Optimize Moodle for performance by fine-tuning your system parameters
  • Back up and restore Moodle at course, site, and system level
  • Extend Moodle through third-party add-ons—making the right choice for your needs, installing, configuring, and uninstalling add-ons
  • Build a network of Moodle systems and set up Moodle with the Mahara ePortfolio and social networking system
  • Improve your Moodle experience by following the tips laid down in the Moodle Health Check—a checklist of over 100 common problems with solutions

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