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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
About the Author
About the Reviewers

Setting the options for content types

So far, we have:

  • Installed OG and created group nodes

  • Assigned rights to be able to create and edit group nodes

Now, we need to configure the OG-specific content type settings. Click on Structure | Content types or navigate to admin/structure/types. We will have to set the OG options for each content type individually by clicking on the edit link and then navigating to the Organic groups fieldset, much as we did when adding group types.

Click on the edit link next to Assignment. Click on the Organic groups field and then check the box next to Group content.

As seen in the previous screenshot, two fields will appear. Since we have only created node-based groups, only Node will be available in the Target type field, which can be ignored in our case.

The next field, Target bundles, determines if the content type can be posted to a group type. In the multiple select box, choose Class. This means Assignment nodes will only be able to be posted to the Class group...