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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

Adjusting the existing views

Currently, three views are being used to display student-created and teacher-created content. We will need to edit these views so that they return any podcast nodes created within the site. Let's start editing the views:

  1. To edit these views, click on Structure | Views, or navigate to admin/structure/views.

  2. We need to edit three views: the teacher_blog view created in Chapter 4, Creating a Teacher Blog and the student_blog and conversation views created in Chapter 6, Creating the Student Blog.

  3. As shown in the following screenshot, these views can be edited by using the edit link on the main Views administration page:

Editing the student_blog view

Click on the edit link as shown in the preceding screenshot. Then, in the defaults display, under Filters, click on the Node: Type link.

As shown in the preceding screenshot, add Podcast to the node types returned in this view. Click on the Update button to store this change, and then click on the Save button (not pictured...