Many colleges and universities have adopted Drupal 8 Explained as a course textbook.
Here are suggested details for a course based around Drupal 8 and the book, Drupal 8 Explained.
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Suggested Drupal 8 Course Names
- Introduction to Drupal 8
- Introduction to Content Management Systems.
Suggested Drupal 8 Course Description
Covers basic content management system concepts. Students learn how to build, design and manage Drupal 8 and how to implement it for personal and business websites.
Suggested Drupal 8 Student Learning Outcomes
- Understand what a Content Management System is and how it differs from traditional, flat websites
- Select the appropriate server environment and be able to install Drupal 8's files and database
- Successfully organize and present content in Drupal 8
- Select and integrate extra Drupal 8 features
- Modify the appearance and layout of Drupal 8 websites
- Understand potential threats to CMS websites and understand how to protect and backup such websites
Suggested Drupal 8 Course Outline
Course subject matter is directly aligned with Student Learning Outcomes. The number of the corresponding SLO appears in parentheses after relevant content:
Here is our recommendation for how the book can produce 12 course units:
- Unit 1 / Chapter 1: Drupal 8 and CMSs
- Unit 2 / Chapter 2: Planning
- Unit 3 / Chapter 3: Installations
- Unit 4 / Chapter 4: Administration
- Unit 5 / Chapter 5: Content
- Unit 6 / Chapter 6: Fields
- Unit 7 / Chapter 7: Modules
- Unit 8 / Chapter 8, 9, 10: Menus, Themes, Blocks
- Unit 9 / Chapter 11: Views
- Unit 10 / Chapter 12: Layout Modules and Finishing the Design
- Unit 11 / Chapter 14: Users
- Unit 12 / Chapter 15: Site Management
Suggested Plan for Course Units
- For a 10 week course: Use units 1 to 11. Consider combining Units 2 and 3.
- For a 12 week course: Use units 1 to 12.
- For a 14 week course: Use units 1 to 12 but allow more time for Units 8 and 9.
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