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Drupal Goes to College:  Designing a Drupal Website for a University Department Dominik Luke š University of East Anglia, ...
Other subtitles <ul><li>Building a virtual research community </li></ul><ul><li>Combining static content with community co...
University Department/School’s Needs <ul><li>Text presented to prospective students </li></ul><ul><li>Information for curr...
Constituencies / Communities <ul><li>Prospective students </li></ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul><ul><li>Current sta...
Dynamic vs. Static Content <ul><li>Static (relatively) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>course information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Special Needs <ul><li>Privacy  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by role (faculty, student, support staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Drupal Solutions <ul><li>Books for static content </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs for individual research diaries </li></ul><ul><l...
Drupal Hopes <ul><li>Views/Panels (arguments) </li></ul><ul><li>Usernode (modules) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship </li></u...
Drupal annoyances/ignorances <ul><li>Books (access, outline access, create content) </li></ul><ul><li>Access control </li>...
Other Modules in EDU Implementation <ul><li>User level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eJournal </...
Other sites <ul><li>My other Drupal sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discourse.uea.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>metaphor.ue...
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Drupal Goes to College

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Presentation given at Drupalcon06 in Brussels. See http://www.dominiklukes.net/drupalcon06 for audio.

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Drupal Goes to College

  1. 1. Drupal Goes to College: Designing a Drupal Website for a University Department Dominik Luke š University of East Anglia, School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Centre for Applied Research in Education http:/www.uea.ac.uk/EDU http://www.dominiklukes.net
  2. 2. Other subtitles <ul><li>Building a virtual research community </li></ul><ul><li>Combining static content with community content </li></ul><ul><li>Communities with distributed dynamic hierarchies </li></ul><ul><li>Non-coders corner </li></ul>
  3. 3. University Department/School’s Needs <ul><li>Text presented to prospective students </li></ul><ul><li>Information for current staff/students </li></ul><ul><li>Space for alumni </li></ul><ul><li>Present activities to other departments, academics, RAE panels </li></ul><ul><li>Regular updates on school/department activities </li></ul><ul><li>Access to resources generated by department </li></ul><ul><li>Preserving confidentiality/privacy of research subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Represent distributed hierarchies – provide personal spaces for individuals, indicate their groupings (research projects), dyadic relationships (supervisor/ee) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Constituencies / Communities <ul><li>Prospective students </li></ul><ul><li>Current students </li></ul><ul><li>Current staff </li></ul><ul><li>Other academics </li></ul><ul><li>Research bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Government bodies </li></ul><ul><li>University at large </li></ul><ul><li>Alumni (faculty and students) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dynamic vs. Static Content <ul><li>Static (relatively) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>course information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>general information about school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individuals’ bio pages </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Dynamic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>school news/updates announcements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>events (talks, seminars) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>individual’s projects, publications, research diaries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>forums and/or mailing lists </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Special Needs <ul><li>Privacy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>by role (faculty, student, support staff) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>by group (research group, department, student seminar) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of use (wysiwyg, internal links, inserting pictures, screencasts, guided forms) </li></ul><ul><li>Distributed workflows (no single editor) </li></ul><ul><li>Publication possibilities (ejournals, research papers, copies of publications) </li></ul><ul><li>Staff/student resources repositories (uploaded forms, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework </li></ul>
  7. 7. Drupal Solutions <ul><li>Books for static content </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs for individual research diaries </li></ul><ul><li>Biblio for bibliographies </li></ul><ul><li>Forums for, well…, forums </li></ul><ul><li>PHP snippets for block visibility, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Groups for departments and research, well…, groups </li></ul><ul><li>CCK: research project database, faculty research database (announcements, conference attendances/papers, journal editorships, events) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Drupal Hopes <ul><li>Views/Panels (arguments) </li></ul><ul><li>Usernode (modules) </li></ul><ul><li>Relationship </li></ul><ul><li>OG2List </li></ul><ul><li>Automatic pagination </li></ul><ul><li>Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Blackboard integration (Moodle in progress), Personal aggregation (dreams) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Drupal annoyances/ignorances <ul><li>Books (access, outline access, create content) </li></ul><ul><li>Access control </li></ul><ul><li>Profile management / Contact </li></ul><ul><li>Login name, author information (pics, name) </li></ul><ul><li>Groups theming (individual front pages) </li></ul><ul><li>Links (theming, management, del.icio.us style sharing) </li></ul><ul><li>Galleries (image import and management) </li></ul><ul><li>Events (theming) </li></ul><ul><li>Capitalization </li></ul>
  10. 10. Other Modules in EDU Implementation <ul><li>User level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Survey </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eJournal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attach, IMCE, Linktonode </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fileshare </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Filebrowser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogapi </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog info </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Inteface level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>collapsiblock </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>active menu (jstools) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logintoboggan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not used </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Story </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event / Event views </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gallery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inactive user </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Workspace </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TinyMCE </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developer/admin level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Node_block </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pathauto </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simple access </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contemplate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice menus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Masquerade </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Devel </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Other sites <ul><li>My other Drupal sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>discourse.uea.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>metaphor.uea.ac.uk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dominiklukes.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.bohemica.com (in transition) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Other people’s sites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.anthropology.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.education.ex.ac.uk (non-Drupal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.digitaldivide.net (Plone) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.citeulike.org (non-Drupal) </li></ul></ul>

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