An administrator's guide to configuring, securing, customizing, and extending Moodle
A complete guide for planning, installing, optimizing, customizing, and configuring Moodle
Learn how to network and extend Moodle for your needs and integrate with other systems
A complete reference of all Moodle system settings
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.
Moodle 2 Administration 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.
The author, who has been administering systems for over 20 years, has adopted a problem-solution approach to bring the content in line with your day-to-day operations. The practical examples will help you to set up Moodle for large groups and small courses alike.
This is a one-stop reference for any task you will ever come across when administering a Moodle site of any shape and size.
What you will learn from this book
Install and update Moodle on multiple platforms manually and using the CLI
Manage courses, cohorts, users, and roles
Get Moodle hooked up to repositories, portfolios, and plagiarism detection systems
Configure Moodle for accessibility, localization, communication, and collaboration
Generate comprehensive Moodle reports and statistics
Guarantee backups, security, privacy, and performance
Network Moodle with Mahara and extend it with third-party add-ons
Configure Moodle web services to enable mobile learning and integration with other IT systems
Written in a clear, straightforward way with lots of screenshots and direct instructions, this book will equip you with all the tools you need to set up, optimize, extend, and maintain a Moodle system. A problem-solution approach has been taken when possible to bring the content more in line with your day-to-day operations.
Who this book is written for
This book is written for technicians and systems administrators, as well as academic staff. Essentially anyone who has to administer a Moodle system. Whether you are dealing with a small-scale local Moodle system or a large-scale multi-site Virtual Learning Environment, this book will assist you with any administrative tasks. Some basic Moodle knowledge is helpful, but not essential.