Moodle Admin Hint #4 Turn on debugging

Moodle Admin Hint #4 Turn on debugging

WARNING: On your production server you should never have to do this unless there is absolutely no other choice. Use the log files instead.  Warning: Do not do this unless you really know what you are doing. In Moodle On your staging server, turning on debugging helps...
Moodle Admin Hint #3 Scheduled Tasks

Moodle Admin Hint #3 Scheduled Tasks

If you haven’t discovered what CRON is yet… Check this out first.  How to run-cron-manually When you run CRON it runs a collection of tasks.  You can see what these tasks are by going to the Scheduled tasks list.  Site administration > Server >...
Moodle Admin Hint #2 Run CRON manually

Moodle Admin Hint #2 Run CRON manually

This is something you should not have to do on production but you may need to do this on your staging server to check changes when testing plugins or new features. CRON is a command line function that calls certain tasks in Moodle to make database changes, move files...
Moodle Admin Hint #1 Purge the Moodle Cache

Moodle Admin Hint #1 Purge the Moodle Cache

When things go a little crazy and people are asking why icons are missing or why a theme change hasn’t come through, this could be a sign to clear the Moodle Cache. This is not the Browser Cache which can be cleared by various means in each browser....
How to manage image sizes in Moodle content

How to manage image sizes in Moodle content

A common dilemma for Moodle content is the size of images. If you set the image size at 100%, everything seems too big and the image takes over the screen. If you set a fixed size for an image then on a mobile device it causes a right scroll issue. To solve this...
How to add a home button to a Moodle course

How to add a home button to a Moodle course

There was a unique situation where I was asked to add a home button to the bottom navigation of a Moodle course but the restriction was, that I had no access to the Moodle Admin, no Generico plugin and could only function as an editor for the course. The question is,...

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