Join George Papazian for an in-depth discussion in this video Installing cron and automating cron jobs, part of Moodle Administration Essential Training.
- We're gonna talk about cron in this video.…Moodle needs to regularly run…certain system-level processes at times.…It does this using a third-party program called Cron.…An example of one of these processes…might be checking for the latest Moodle updates.…It may already be installed on your computer,…but cron is so important for properly running Moodle,…that I'm gonna go through it,…so you know how to install it if needed.…There are different ways to install cron…for Windows and Mac.…Let's start with Windows.…Fortunately in Windows, there's an installer…available to make the process fairly smooth.…
Go to the Download page.…The download should happen automatically,…but if it doesn't, click on this link over here…to download it manually.…Back in my Downloads folder,…I see the executable file,…so I'm gonna double-click it.…That launches this wizard…and then click on Next.…I agree to accept the terms of the agreement.…I'll keep the path that it suggests,…and move on again.…Now I just hit Install.…This next dialog box…asks how often I want my sites…
- Configuring your local server with XAMPP or LAMP
- Installing Moodle
- Connecting to the database
- Installing cron and automating cron jobs
- Creating views
- Changing primary settings
- Adding and managing users and cohorts
- Setting roles and permissions
- Creating and managing courses
- Applying themes
- Working with plugins
- Keeping your Moodle site secure
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1. Getting to Know Moodle
2. Setting Up Your Server
3. Installing Moodle
4. The Moodle Dashboard
5. Working with Users
6. Setting Permissions
7. Managing Courses
8. Setting Up a Grading System
9. Customizing the Look of Moodle
10. Working with Plugins
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