Filters: Moodle has a number of special filters (Fig. 71) built in which an admin can enable, including:
Glossary Auto linking: When active will create a hypertext
link within a course activity created with the HTML editor
(e.g. Assignment, Forum, Quiz, Lesson etc.), that will display
an associated glossary entry in a pop up window.
Resource/Activity/Wiki Names Auto linking: When active
will create a hypertext link within a course to resources,
activities, and wiki entries with this value.
Algebra/TeX notation: When active allows math expressions
to be entered in the HTML editor, when surrounded by special
charters (e.g. $$ see page 36).
Multimedia Plugins: When active media resources like Flash,
MP3, Windows Media and QuickTime files will embed their
players within an activity created with the HTML editor (see page 15).
Word Censorship: Moodle allows an admin to censor inappropriate words that students might use in
forums mostly, when this filter is active. A few basic words are included in the filter by default, and the
admin can add to this list by simply editing the filter.php file located in the /filter/censor folder of your
Moodle installation. This file can be opened and appended in any text editor (Notepad, etc.).
Multi Language Content: This filter looks for
tags in your HTML which indicate that a text
contains multiple languages. It then selects and outputs the best language for the current user.
Email Protection: When active, your Moodle site is protected against spam bots and webcrawlers
that search out e mail addresses for harvesting. This includes such services as Google, Yahoo etc.
Backup: Moodle can be set to
(Fig. 72) using this property. It is
important for the admin to set a
schedule of nightly backups for
Moodle, and to encourage their
teachers and course creators to
perform backups of their courses
(see page 42). Select the items
you wish to backup (defaults),
and choose Yes from the Active
drop down list. Next, click the
days you want Moodle to perform
backups, and an Execute at:
time. By default your backups will
be stored in the moodledata
folder 1 backupdata directory.
Click Save changes when you
have set properties to your liking.
Editor Settings: These properties allow you to control some features that are available within Moodle's
built in HTML editor. For example, you can add more fonts to the default list that appears, and if Aspell is
installed on the server you can enable the spelling dictionary.
Authentication: By default, Moodle creates a
on the site using Email based authentication ,
unique for each student user (Fig. 73). This means that users will create their own accounts and will be sent
an e mail message that contains a link back to the site, which completes the authentication process.
On subsequent visits the user will just Login at the site prompt.