The system is designed to help keep people aligned. If there is ever an issue with conflict in the office/home or anywhere else you can think of, the system is set as a mediator to help bring everyone down to the same level.
Announcing the Drupal Edu Initiative
Posted by jazzslider
Nov 18 2009
Welcome to the Drupal Edu Initiative, a new Drupal site designed to help you share your experiences, thoughts, and advice about using Drupal in higher education.
The Initiative was born out of discussions at DrupalCamp Austin regarding the uniqueness of the higher ed web content management situation. Colleges and universities often face unusual challenges in keeping their websites up-to-date, well-organized and easy to use; we here at the Drupal Edu Initiative believe that Drupal is a key component in solving those problems, and that’s why we’ve launched this site.
At the moment, the site simply provides a link-sharing and blogging mechanism; anyone can register, log in and share a Drupal education-related link, or even post articles right here on the site. All of this user-contributed content is then voted on by our users, so that the most helpful content floats to the top of the home page where it’s easy to find.
Please feel free to let us know if you have any suggestions for features or improvements you’d like to see; meanwhile, we look forward to seeing where this initiative takes us in years to come.
Takeaways from “Making Drupal Admin Simple”
Posted by jazzslider | Filed under:
Apr 21 2010
While I don’t think we’re alone in this, Drupal developers in higher education often face a very high need to create sites that are easy for non-technical users to administer. More often than not, college and university departmental websites are maintained by employees with other responsibilities and little web experience; how do we ensure that they can use (and love using) their content management platform?
Yesterday I went to a very helpful session at DrupalCon San Francisco geared towards this question: Making Drupal Admin Simple. Since so many of us need to do just that, I thought I’d share some of the helpful pointers they provided (and recommend that, once it’s online, you watch the session recording).
Use an administration menu. It doesn’t really matter what you use, so long as your users have an easy, persistent, well-organized list of administrative tasks they can perform.