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Moodle® For Dummies® by Radana Dvorak

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Chapter 13

Administering Moodle Courses

In This Chapter

  • Administering a Moodle site
  • Setting up courses
  • Setting up different types of user accounts
  • Changing the look and feel of the Moodle site and individual courses
  • Adding permissions to user accounts
  • Using Moodle module filters and security

Your Moodle installation comes complete with default settings that enable you to get your courses up and running without too many system tweaks. You have many options for customizations, performance, and enabling or restricting various module filters. Many of the administrative options are located and accessible by Teacher roles from the course Administration block, as discussed elsewhere in the book. I also make frequent references throughout the book to administrative permissions and the Site Administration block located on the site front page.

In this chapter, I introduce most of the administrative functions that enable Moodle to run smoothly. I also explain, in more detail, several functions that you need to understand. Moodle has too many settings for me to cover all of them in this chapter, and most often, many settings are taken care of by the system administrator or by IT support staff members who are given the task of looking after Moodle. It may be that you end up wearing multiple hats: site administrator, course creator, and teacher. If this is the case, you need to pay special attention to this chapter. If you have IT support in your organization, it's useful for you to know ...

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