MoonshineU: Presentation from Jenn Coast from University of Texas at Austin

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Published on March 6, 2014

Author: AcquiaInc



Jenn Coast from the University of Texas at Austin joined us on wed. March 5th for our MoonshineU Drupal Meetup at SXSWedu.

Drupal at UT Austin March 2015 Jenn Coast, Web Strategist Information Technology Services #utweb 3/6/2014 1

What is Drupal • Open-source Content Management System (CMS) • Web application development framework • Launched in 2001 • Large community base • Extensive community contributed modules 3/6/2014 • Easy to extend and customize • Efficient multisite management system • Robust and highly scalable infrastructure • Connections to disparate technologies • Simplifies IT management support 2

Drupal Can Do Anything at UT! • Web applications and websites • Multi-site management for shared libraries and easier site management • Business process workflow and approval • Personalized content • Import and export RSS feeds • Connect data from multiple systems • Cook dinner and wash the dishes 3/6/2014 3


Drupal Community Resources • • Drupal in Higher Education Group • UT Drupal Users Group • Austin Drupal Users Group • DrupalCon Austin – June 4-6, 2014 – Annual Drupal Conference • Drupal Education Summit, June 2, 2014 – UT Austin Drupal Users Group coordinating and hosting – … just need to confirm space! 3/6/2014 5


UT Austin Website

Choosing Drupal for UT Austin • Solutions Analysis – Conducted as part of 2010 redesign – Evaluated 7 CMSs • High-level Requirements in 2010 – Content Management System – Serve only www core pages, integrate with existing infrastructure – Capable of extensive roles, permissions, authentication 3/6/2014 8

Why Drupal for UT Austin • Met nearly all high-level requirements, either through core functionality or available contributed modules • Open source + community • Third-party consulting, training, and development support services available • Wide adoption throughout the higher-education community • Extensive in-house experience with underlying technologies (PHP, MySQL) • 2010 Refresh Project Blog Posts: 3/6/2014 9

UT Website Drupal Details • Drupal 6 - Built and managed by ITS, launched 2010 • Cache/push model to compensate for infrastructure limitations – 800 unique sites within but only one in the ITSmanaged doc root Drupal – Restricted ability to serve Drupal live – Resolution will be implemented with new UT Web infrastructure and wicked reverse proxy rewrites • Roles and permissions based on taxonomy allows granular and scalable permissions • Upgrading to Drupal 7 with Digital Experience Project, in progress 3/6/2014 10


UT Drupal Services Vision • Drupal 7 Distribution & Feature Server – Summer 2014 – ITS maintained core, contributed modules, UT-branded theme – UT community contributed features and modules – UT community oversight group for decisions, roadmap • UT CMS 2.0: Drupal for Home and Core – Fall 2014 – Responsive redesign as part of Digital Experience Program – Prototypes by Springbox, ITS implements – Release for summer content entry and fall launch • Managed Drupal Environment – Winter 2015 – Build out Springbox templates – Create self-service website tool and standards site – Extent and location of “managed” to be determined 3/6/2014 12

Portfolio of Digital Experience Projects utexas Responsive Design Infrastructure and Site Services Central Web Tools Web Apps Native Mobile Apps and M Dot Internal Utilities Homepage Drupal 7 Environment Emergency Calendar iPhone app Student Online Experience Primary Navigation pages Managed Drupal Analytics Offices and Directory Android app Bus Schedule Audience Navigation pages Self-service Site Tool Search Maps Parking Administrative Unit pages Templates QA News Brand Identity and Toolkit APIs Short Link Service Social Media Directory Jobs Experts Guide 3/6/2014 13

Off-campus Emergency Website Responsive design:

Why Drupal for OEW Website • Expanded capabilities for the off-campus website, which will respond to during an on-campus major IT outage • Provided multiple roles and tools for Campus Safety & Security (CS&S) personnel to update the off-campus site via the Web • Enabled key personnel across campus with fewer permissions to create supporting messages 3/6/2014 15

OEW Website Drupal Details • Drupal 7 - Built and managed by ITS with external hosting • Acceleration and optimization to handle emergency traffic • Responsive distribution (customized) provides mobile-friendly forms for emergency updates via smartphones and tablets • Complies with 5-year records retention requirements for campus emergency information – Automatic revisions – All content archived, not deleted, for 5 years 3/6/2014 16

University Policy Office (UPO) (includes policy creation workflow/approval system)

Why Drupal for UPO Website • Content Management System ! – No more HTML for policies • Selected CMS embraced and supported by UT – Built by Four Kitchens – Managed and maintained by ITS Web and Contract Services • Business Process Workflow Capabilities – No more email routing for approvals – No more paper copies for editing 3/6/2014 18

UPO Website Drupal Details • Drupal 7 • Extensive business process workflow and approval process – Highly customized modules – Numerous contributed modules – 3/6/2014 19

UT Libraries

UT Libraries and Repositories • Islandora: a Drupal front-end to the digital repository system Fedora Commons • Solution for storing collections of digital objects and building tools for librarians to manage them and display them to users. • UT Libraries building a cataloging/repository tool for the Fine Arts Visual Resource Collection 3/6/2014 21

More Drupal at UT • Be a Longhorn • Moody College of Communication • The Meadows Center • College of Fine Arts • Texas Performing Arts Center • Engineering Faculty Sites using Harvard’s OpenScholar Drupal Framework, e.g., : – – – • See more at (EID protected) 3/6/2014 22


Duke University Responsive design:

Norwich University Online

University of Wisconsin-Madison (Shown:

Cal State Monterey Bay

Cal State Monterey Bay – a Drupal campus since 2008 CSUMB used Drupal to construct: – – – – – – – – – – – • catalog schedule portal content management system ecommerce accessible content systems student-services customer relationship management placements student online voting service learning placement system IT wikipedia of applications, services, and servers From

Cal State Monterey Bay DrupalCon 2012 Presentation • • • • • OPEN ATRIUM DOT EDU: OPEN ATRIUM AS A CAMPUS INTRANET La6vMHdhro (56:45) Portal Demo starts at 14:40 Applicants Demo at 28:03 Student Experience Demo at 29:07

More Drupal in Higher Ed • • • • • • • • • Brown University Portland State University Seattle Film Institute Stanford University University of California, Berkley University of New York at Buffalo University of Oregon Washington University in St. Louis YaleSites @ Yale University, e.g., • See more at 3/6/2014 31


Virtual Lab School (Online Learning) (Shown online learning lesson:

The White House

More Drupal in the World • The Economist • Bravo TV • Amnesty International • FedEx Newsroom • The Grammys: & • Texas State Historical Association & The Handbook of Texas • PGA • One can usually tell if a site is built with Drupal by viewing the page source and searching for “/sites/all/…”, a standard construct of the Drupal CMS 3/6/2014 35

Questions? @infowrangler 3/6/2014 36

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