Increasing privacy in Moodle


Here are some suggestions for site administrators to increase privacy in Moodle:


Site policy settings

In Settings > Site administration > Security > Site policies:

Enrolment key usage

If Self enrolment is used, in Settings > Site administration > Plugins > Enrolments > Self enrolment:

Hiding user fields

Increase student privacy by hiding user fields which would normally appear on users' profile pages, and in some cases on the course participants page.

The hiddenuserfields setting is in Administration > Site administration > Users > Permissions > User policies.

User fields which may be hidden are:
Description, city/town, country, web page, ICQ number, Skype ID, Yahoo ID, AIM ID, MSN ID, first access, last access, last IP address and my courses.

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