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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
Credits
About the Author
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Adding sample content


To begin adding sample content, log in as test_teacher, the sample user we created earlier in this chapter.

Once you have logged in as test_teacher, click on the Create Content link as shown in the following screenshot:

To add an assignment, click on the Assignment link. To add a blog post, click on the Blog post link. For this example, we will create an assignment.

To add an assignment, we need to complete the form shown in the preceding screenshot; the Create assignment form is what we created earlier in this chapter.

When you have entered content into the form, click on the Save button to save your content.

Add two additional assignments and two or three sample blog posts. These sample posts will allow us to see how the views that we will create in the next section will organize and display our content.