Using LDAPS (Secure LDAP Binding) with Moodle for Sign-In running on IIS in a Windows Active Directory Domain

The process for running LDAP queries via secure channel for Moodle is fairly straight forward. This method is not using a trusted certificate but is encrypting the traffic between Moodle and your Domain Controller to prevent snooping. The first thing you will want to do is install the latest OpenSSL binaries onto your Moodle Server. … Continue reading "Using LDAPS (Secure LDAP Binding) with Moodle for Sign-In running on IIS in a Windows Active Directory Domain"

Backup MySQL Databases running on a Windows Server using Systems Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012.

Running MySQL on a Windows machine is pretty straight forward.  One of the down sides though is that MySQL is not VSS aware and may mis-behave when back up software such as Data Protection Manager or ShadowProtect.  Data Protection Manager (DPM) has the ability (basically called Pre-Backup and Post-Backup Scripts) to perform actions before and after … Continue reading "Backup MySQL Databases running on a Windows Server using Systems Center Data Protection Manager (DPM) 2012."

Increase the number of visible users per page on group creation and user selection screen in Moodle 2.2

So we had a query come through our Help Desk recently to ask if we can increase the users in the user selection box as staff members were having difficulty managing their classes and creating groups as they couldn’t CTRL click and had to type in the names of their students. So I started having … Continue reading "Increase the number of visible users per page on group creation and user selection screen in Moodle 2.2"