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Managing a Moodle site

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A user with the role of Administrator is typically in charge of a Moodle site once it has been installed, although some tasks may be delegated to others by assigning them a role such as Manager. The links below provide more information about how to manage your Moodle site.

New to the role of site admin? See our Guide for new administrators.

Users and Courses

  • Authentication - different methods of adding new users to your Moodle
  • Managing accounts - how to search for, edit, delete or perform bulk actions on users
  • Roles and permissions - how to add or remove permissions from students, teachers and other users on your Moodle
  • Enrolments - different methods of adding users to courses

Server and Security

Site-wide settings

  • Language - how to add new languages and alter the default terms used
  • Location - how to set time zones for the site and users, and default city and country
  • Logging - Manage log stores
  • Server settings - registration, maintenance and default settings
  • Site-wide reports - a list of useful reports for administrators
  • Site appearance - ways to change the display and navigation of your site


See also