Chapter 5. User Management

In this chapter, you will learn how to manage users in your Moodle system. We will first look at what information is stored for each user and how we can extend their profiles. We will then perform a number of standard user actions before dealing with cohorts. Finally, we will deal with a wide range of user authentication mechanisms before concluding the chapter with a best practice section. We will cover the following topics:

  • User profiles
  • Standard user actions (manual and bulk)
  • Manual accounts (including a batch upload)
  • Cohorts (including a batch upload)
  • User authentication
  • Usernames—best practice

This is a lot to take in, so we'd better get going!

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