Forensic SysAdmin

I had to adjust the default mail on a Moodle system that I switched from one domain to another. I changed it last in August of 2015 and apparently forgot how it worked. So today I am going to mention that forensic sysadmin work, or finding configuration files is a real challenge. Yes, I have…… Continue reading Forensic SysAdmin

Moodle 3.6 Log Problems

I am having backup problems, and was troubleshooting other issues earlier in the year, and my resolution at the semester was to export all the classes, create a clean database and reload the classes thereby getting rid of any cruft issues from a not-as-old-as-one-might-think Moodle setup. The day started easily but I kept getting a…… Continue reading Moodle 3.6 Log Problems

Packt’s Moodle Books

This spring I reviewed the Packt publishing book Moodle 3 E-Learning Course Development – Fourth Edition Within a week after it being published I had already recommended it for a teacher/consultant to use it to setup there online training course in support of their book/program.  Take a look it is pretty great. I have just…… Continue reading Packt’s Moodle Books

Replacing Surname with Last Name in Moodle 3.1.1+

This is a post recommending utilizing Moodle menus as opposed to writing your own code.  If you prefer to customize your site in a manner that upgrading becomes nigh on impossible, please, do so without leaving a comment or reading further. I had an amusing time reading the posts of folks who have hacked the…… Continue reading Replacing Surname with Last Name in Moodle 3.1.1+