Moodle Administration Essentials

Learn how to set up, maintain, and support your Moodle site efficiently
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Moodle Administration Essentials

Gavin Henrick, Karen Holland

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Learn how to set up, maintain, and support your Moodle site efficiently
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ISBN 139781784395476
Paperback156 pages

Book Description

This book begins with a brief look at Moodle's background and an examination of its architectural structure and LAMP architecture.

You'll learn to create user accounts and understand the methods of authentication based on manual accounts and e-mail-based self-registrations. You'll then develop the Moodle site structure and course set up, and discover how to edit it through a sample faculty site. Next, you'll configure two of the standard themes in Moodle and apply them to organizational branding. You'll also explore how plugins are configured and installed, and learn about backing up, resetting, and restoring Moodle courses.

Finally, you'll learn Moodle's security options, along with performance testing, and how to use the built-in Moodle performance testing script.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Moodle in a Nutshell
Background of Moodle
Architecture of Moodle
Installing Moodle
Updating Moodle
Summary
Chapter 2: Managing User Accounts and Authentication
Creating users
Editing a user
Uploading users
User authentication
Summary
Chapter 3: Managing Categories and Courses
Category creation
Course and category management
Course creation
Uploading courses
Course templates
Summary
Chapter 4: Managing Site Appearance
Configuring the landing page
Configuring the front page
Global theme settings
Introducing the Clean theme
Introducing the More theme
Cloning a theme
Summary
Chapter 5: Role Management
Understanding terminologies
Standard roles
Managing role permissions
Other custom roles
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing Site Plugins
What are plugins?
Where to find plugins
Considerations when choosing a plugin
Installing plugins
Editing plugin settings
Updating plugins
Uninstalling plugins
Summary
Chapter 7: End of Year Course Rollover
Rollover implementation
Course backup
Course restore
Course reset
Summary
Chapter 8: Miscellaneous Admin Tasks
Monitoring Moodle usage
Performance testing
Security and resilience
General considerations
Summary

What You Will Learn

  • Manage user accounts, authenticate users, and control user permissions with roles
  • Enhance your Moodle site with plugins such as activity modules, admin reports, admin tools, and more
  • Brand your Moodle site with configured themes
  • Set up the structure of your site using categories in Moodle
  • Prepare your site for end-of-year rollover
  • Install Moodle on a Linux Server
  • Monitor the usage and performance of your Moodle site

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Moodle in a Nutshell
Background of Moodle
Architecture of Moodle
Installing Moodle
Updating Moodle
Summary
Chapter 2: Managing User Accounts and Authentication
Creating users
Editing a user
Uploading users
User authentication
Summary
Chapter 3: Managing Categories and Courses
Category creation
Course and category management
Course creation
Uploading courses
Course templates
Summary
Chapter 4: Managing Site Appearance
Configuring the landing page
Configuring the front page
Global theme settings
Introducing the Clean theme
Introducing the More theme
Cloning a theme
Summary
Chapter 5: Role Management
Understanding terminologies
Standard roles
Managing role permissions
Other custom roles
Summary
Chapter 6: Managing Site Plugins
What are plugins?
Where to find plugins
Considerations when choosing a plugin
Installing plugins
Editing plugin settings
Updating plugins
Uninstalling plugins
Summary
Chapter 7: End of Year Course Rollover
Rollover implementation
Course backup
Course restore
Course reset
Summary
Chapter 8: Miscellaneous Admin Tasks
Monitoring Moodle usage
Performance testing
Security and resilience
General considerations
Summary

Book Details

ISBN 139781784395476
Paperback156 pages
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