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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
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Assigning rights

To assign rights to specific roles, click on People | Permissions | Roles or navigate to admin/people/permissions/roles.

Rights for the student role

Click on the edit permissions link for the student role.

The rights we will assign to this role will allow us to get students into the site. In Chapter 6, Creating the Student Blog, we will begin to assign greater rights to the student role to allow them to participate in a broader range of activities.


As we add the ability to create different types of content on the site, we will assign rights to add, edit, and delete that content. In most cases, this will be done via the node module, as described in Chapter 3, Getting Started. This description will not cover assigning rights to specific content types, as these permissions will be discussed in the chapters devoted to these specific content types.

Assign the following rights to the student role:

  • The Comment module: Students do not need approval to post comments


    As mentioned...