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Filter Settings The filter settings page contains the following options: Text cache lifetime Text filters can take a lot of processor power to analyze. If you have a large number of courses, the filters may slow your system. The text cache lifetime determines how often the filters run. If you set them to run too frequently, your system may slow down. If you set them to run too infrequently, analyzing new content will take too long and users will notice. You should experiment to find the correct amount of time for your server. Filter uploaded files Moodle can also apply filters to uploaded HTML and text files, as well as content entered directly into Moodle itself. Again, you will need to balance the increased load imposed by filtering more files against the added usefulness of applying filters more widely. Filter match once per page or text This setting affects the Glossary, Database, Resource, and Activity Names Autolinking filters. If checked, only the first match on a page, or in a block of text, will be converted to a link. Filter all strings If checked, headings and titles can be displayed in different languages using the Multilanguage Content filter (see Chapter 3). Settings for particular filters can be found in the Modules > Filters section of the Site Administration block.

HTML Editor The HTML editor is a word-processor interface for formatting text and inserting images, tables, links, and smileys (see Chapter 3), which teachers generally find useful. You can customize the HTML editor and change the background color, fonts, and font sizes, and hide selected buttons. If you want the HTML editor to have a spellcheck button, you need to install aspell 0.50 or later on your server, and enter the correct path to access the aspell binary in the Server > System Paths section of the Site Administration block.

Moodle Docs By default, teachers and administrators have “Moodle Docs for this page” links at the bottom of each page in Moodle for accessing context-specific documentation.

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