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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

Sample users and testing

Now, we have installed and configured the CKEditor, created two content types for the instructor blog, and assigned permissions to those content types. The next steps involve creating a test user for the instructor role and creating some sample content.

Adding new users

Click on the People link, or navigate to admin/people. Click on the Add user link, which brings you to admin/people/create.

When adding a new user, you will need to provide Username, E-mail address, and Password. You will also have the opportunity to add the user to a role. When adding users, you can also opt to send them an introductory e-mail; the content of this e-mail can be edited by clicking Configuration | Account settings link, or by navigating to admin/config/people/accounts.

Click on the Create new account button to submit the form and create the new user account.


Drupal does not put restrictions on usernames or passwords by default, although it will estimate the strength of your password...