Moving VLE (Moodle) from Gfl to New Hosting
I am new to edugeek (this is my first post), in fact I am new to educational ICT. My background is in software development (CRM for business) so this has been a steep learning curve for me.
I would dearly like to 'talk' to anyone who has moved their Moodle site from the local Gfl and onto some other hosting. We are about to undertake this and I want to be aware of any potential pitfalls before I jump in feet first.
I am concerned about a few things:
1 - I am quite new to Moodle and need to get my skills improved quickly!.
2 - How do we actually get our data off of where it is now and into a test environment ready for the move.
3 - How we are going to deal with the parts of the system that are 'locked down' by the current providers. i.e. I have no way to add administrator access to a user.
4 - The best way to deal with the school's theme etc.
If anyone could help, I would greatly appreciate it. Obviously my main concern is this is as pain free and seamless for the school as possible.
Thank you :-)