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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition - Second Edition

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Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition - Second Edition

Overview of this book

As social networks become more popular, their role in the classroom has come under scrutiny. Drupal offers a wide variety of useful tools for educators. Within a single Drupal site, you can set up social bookmarking, podcasting, video hosting, formal and informal groups, rich user profiles, and other features commonly associated with social web communities. "Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition" teaches you how to create your own social networking site to advance teaching and learning goals in the classroom, while giving you complete control over features and access. Communicate with students, share learning resources, and track assignments through simple tasks with this hands-on guide.In this book you will learn to install and configure the default Drupal distribution and then extend it to include blogs, bookmarks, a media sharing platform, and discussion forums. The book also covers how to organize your site to easily track student work on the site, and how to control who has access to that information. Additionally, it teaches you how to make the site easy to use, how to maintain the site, and how to ask for and receive help in the Drupal community.
Table of Contents (23 chapters)
Drupal for Education and E-Learning - Second Edition
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Building the profile

We need to complete a few additional steps to make our profile fully functional:

  1. Add fields to the profile.

  2. Add taxonomy terms to the profile.

  3. Create field groups.

  4. Add fields to field groups.

  5. Assign rights to view and edit fields.

Adding fields to the profile

For this example, we want to add a long text and summary field and a taxonomy to the profile.

Create a Long text and summary field with the name Bio with the following values:

  • Label: Bio

  • Display on user registration form

  • Help text: Enter a short biography. You may add a summary of your biography by clicking on the Edit summary link. Otherwise, the summary will be taken from the beginning of your full biography and shortened to a certain number of characters

  • Filtered text

  • Summary input

  • All other options can be left to their defaults

After clicking on Save settings, add a new taxonomy called Interests, as you did in Chapter 10, Forums and Blogs.

Next, add a Term reference field called Interests with an Autocomplete widget. Use the...