Drupal in Higher Education
Al Majmaah University Case Study
Hi

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Ahmed Abdul Jabar

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Head of Portal Development Unit, Naif Arab University
For Security Sciences & A web consultan...
Agenda
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Overview

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Existing Situation

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The solution

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Lessons Learned

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What’s next?

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Q&A
Overview

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Al-Majmaah University
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Established in 2009

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~10,000 registered students

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5 campuses
Existing Situation

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Drupal 6

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Multiple sites

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External Sites

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Domain Access Module
The Solution
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Project Steps
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Collect Requirements

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Content Audit

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Meet with Content Editors

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Wireframes

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D...
Home | Feedabck | FAQs | Contact Us

Students

About MU

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Faculty & Staff

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Parents

The Solution

Administration

Col...
About MU

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MU Admin

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Colleges

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Deanships

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Campuses

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Media

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Contact Us

Search

Home

Home » About us

Tum...
The Solution

New Design
The Solution
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Implementation
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Single Installation

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Multilingual

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Panels

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Views

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OG Groups to Manage subsit...
The Solution

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Results
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13 Colleges, 10 Deanships, 17 Departments, 70+
Content Editors

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average 100k visitors, 320,...
Lessons Learned
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Have a plan

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Nice design sells ideas

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Win People & remove their fear
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Management

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Staff

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...
What’s next
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Performance

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Solr

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Native Drupal Features
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Taxonomy

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Custom Content Editing Interface

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Respon...
Q&A
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Drupal camp DUBAI 2013

  1. 1. Drupal in Higher Education Al Majmaah University Case Study
  2. 2. Hi • Ahmed Abdul Jabar • Head of Portal Development Unit, Naif Arab University For Security Sciences & A web consultant • SharePoint Developer by day, an open source advocate by night.
  3. 3. Agenda • Overview • Existing Situation • The solution • Lessons Learned • What’s next? • Q&A
  4. 4. Overview • Al-Majmaah University • Established in 2009 • ~10,000 registered students • 5 campuses
  5. 5. Existing Situation • Drupal 6 • Multiple sites • External Sites • Domain Access Module
  6. 6. The Solution • Project Steps • Collect Requirements • Content Audit • Meet with Content Editors • Wireframes • Design • Implementation • Training • Launch!
  7. 7. Home | Feedabck | FAQs | Contact Us Students About MU | Faculty & Staff | Parents The Solution Administration Colleges Deanships Campuses Media Search Colleges Headline: Lorem Ipsum Dolor sit Amet Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Vivamus eget condimentum velit. Ut lobortis egestas lorem posuere luctus. Aliquam sodales faucibus tristique. Proin et enim lectus, ut aliquet lectus. Mauris massa mauris, suscipit dapibus vulputate lacinia, semper in urna. Mauris tincidunt interdum mauris, sed ullamcorper enim facilisis a. Nam condimentum neque sit amet orci ornare eget posuere eros aliquam. Ut vitae elementum ante. Image Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Image Read more Admissions Image Latest News Upcoming Events Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit Image Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Read more Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit Image Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus. Sun, September 18th, 2011, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus. Sun, September 18th, 2011, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Read more Email Access More Events Read more Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit Image Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consecteturadipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Read more More News Banner About MU Announcement Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Vivamus eget condimentum velit. Ut lobortis egestas lorem posuere luctus. Aliquam sodales faucibus tristique. Proin et enim lectus, ut aliquet lectus. Mauris massa mauris, suscipit dapibus vulputate lacinia, semper in urna. Mauris tincidunt interdum mauris, sed ullamcorper enim facilisis a. Nam Banner Get In Touch Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Ut leo purus, lacinia id fringilla id, eleifend vitae tellus. Vivamus eget condimentum velit. Ut lobortis egestas lorem posuere luctus. Aliquam sodales faucibus tristique. Proin et enim lectus, ut aliquet lectus. Mauris massa mauris, suscipit dapibus vulputate lacinia, semper in urna. Mauris tincidunt interdum mauris, sed ullamcorper enim facilisis a. Nam condimentum neque sit amet orci ornare eget posuere eros aliquam. Ut vitae elementum ante. Sed imperdiet, lacus ac sagittis gravida, lacus risus dignissim lacus, a aliquet justo ipsum eu purus. Facebook Twitter Tumblr Flickr P.O Box 1111. Majmaah 11451 Department of IT at the University of Majmaah (Portal) Tel: +966-6-4321713 Ext: 1150 / 1149 / 1474 Fax: +966-6-4323629 Email: info@mu.edu.sa Copyright © 2011 Majmaah University. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
  8. 8. About MU | MU Admin | Colleges | Deanships | Campuses | Media | Contact Us Search Home Home » About us Tumblr Flickr The Solution About Us Image Twitter FAQs Contact us Tagline: Garden of Knowledge and Virtue. Facebook Feedback Second Navigation Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ac sapien nibh. Ut vel mi in quam auctor interdum eu ut neque. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; In consectetur faucibus orci. Integer hendrerit laoreet nisi, nec consequat nibh aliquet at. Quisque fringilla aliquet sagittis. Suspendisse ut nunc elit, vel hendrerit odio. Mauris mollis porttitor elementum. Sed vitae erat massa, id volutpat mauris. Sed placerat euismod libero, aliquet varius orci aliquam vitae. Nullam at orci feugiat ligula consequat vehicula. Ut blandit erat eu diam viverra consectetur convallis ut sem. Nam egestas, lorem at condimentum tincidunt, urna dolor accumsan risus, et elementum lectus lectus et elit. Phasellus ligula nibh, dictum ut ullamcorper imperdiet, mollis id neque. In quis elit in nunc pretium consequat. Nam vehicula magna vitae eros cursus vitae feugiat urna lacinia. Overview The President’s Message History and Establishment University Structure University Councils University Code & Policies Campuses Phasellus mattis lectus massa. Fusce tincidunt massa mi. Vestibulum vel velit sit amet erat hendrerit ullamcorper. Etiam rutrum auctor magna, ac egestas massa vulputate quis. Mauris ut ante elit, eu condimentum lectus. Morbi volutpat imperdiet ligula at vulputate. Vestibulum hendrerit tempus iaculis. Photo Gallery Class aptent taciti sociosqu ad litora torquent per conubia nostra, per inceptos himenaeos. Sed accumsan dolor sit amet ipsum ultrices pharetra. Suspendisse non libero elit. Integer pharetra augue vel nunc accumsan sodales. Phasellus dictum dapibus diam sit amet sollicitudin. Suspendisse risus quam, elementum condimentum imperdiet sed, cursus ut urna. Praesent ut congue lacus. In eu tortor vitae nibh pharetra sollicitudin sed et tortor. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; Donec blandit malesuada purus ut auctor. Mauris iaculis varius tincidunt. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Pellentesque ac sapien nibh. Ut vel mi in quam auctor interdum eu ut neque. Vestibulum ante ipsum primis in faucibus orci luctus et ultrices posuere cubilia Curae; In consectetur faucibus orci. Image Image Integer hendrerit laoreet nisi, nec consequat nibh aliquet at. Quisque fringilla aliquet sagittis. Suspendisse ut nunc elit, vel hendrerit odio. Mauris mollis porttitor elementum. Sed vitae erat massa, id volutpat mauris. Sed placerat euismod libero, aliquet varius orci aliquam vitae. Nullam at orci feugiat ligula consequat vehicula. Ut blandit erat eu diam viverra consectetur convallis ut sem. Nam egestas, lorem at condimentum tincidunt, urna dolor accumsan risus, et elementum lectus lectus et elit. Phasellus ligula nibh, dictum ut ullamcorper imperdiet, mollis id neque. In quis elit in nunc pretium consequat. Nam vehicula magna vitae eros cursus vitae feugiat urna lacini. Explore MU About MU Administration Colleges Deanships Campuses Media More History President’s Message Structure University Council Policies Location Overview Rector Vice rector Strategic Planning Engineering Science Medicine Applied Medical Sciences Humanities Education Academic Sciences Community Colleges Admissions Information Technology Quality and Skills Development Community Service Graduate Studies Main Campus News Events Announcements Tawasol Photo Gallery Video Gallery Feedback FAQs Newsletter Email System Contact us Public Relations Hutah Ghat Rumah Get in Touch Department of IT at the University of Majmaah (Portal) Tel: +966-6-4321713 Ext: 1150 / 1149 / 1474 Fax: +966-6-4323629 Email: info@mu.edu.sa Copyright © 2011 Majmaah University. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy
  9. 9. The Solution New Design
  10. 10. The Solution • Implementation • Single Installation • Multilingual • Panels • Views • OG Groups to Manage subsites • Feed imports
  11. 11. The Solution • Results • 13 Colleges, 10 Deanships, 17 Departments, 70+ Content Editors • average 100k visitors, 320,000 page views per month
  12. 12. Lessons Learned • Have a plan • Nice design sells ideas • Win People & remove their fear • Management • Staff • If it is so bad, don’t try fix it. • Performance
  13. 13. What’s next • Performance • Solr • Native Drupal Features • Taxonomy • Custom Content Editing Interface • Responsive Design • Drupal 8
  14. 14. Q&A
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