|Course Title||Administering Web-based Content Management System|
|Category||AC (Area Core)|
|EMU Credit||(3,1,0) 3|
|Level ||Junior Year/Senior Year|
|Teaching Format||3 Hours Lecture and 1 Hours Laboratory per week|
|Course Web Site||https://staff.emu.edu.tr/mobinabeheshti/en|
|Instructor(s)||Mobina Beheshti||Office Tel||+90 392 6301669|
|E-mail ||Mobina.email@example.com ||Office No||CT123B|
|Today, many web publishers use Web-based content management systems (WCMS) to allow them to instantly and dynamically update web pages and properties as new content become available so that every visit to a site is engaging, informative, and meaningful. This course explores the uses of the most popular open-source web-based content management systems. Participants explore the fundamentals of planning dynamic websites, CMS database management, developing CSS-controlled site templates, and creating database-driven websites through the planning and creation of their own topic-based sites. |
|General Learning Outcomes|
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Understand the difference between a CMS website, a static website, and websites using other server-side technologies.
- Understand the benefits of working with a server-side database and the power it brings to creating and managing websites.
- Create and deploy websites using CMS, including creating and editing content, adding functionality, and creating custom templates and themes.
- Understand ongoing maintenance considerations with CMS websites.
|Teaching Methodology / Classroom Procedures|
- The course has three hours of lectures in a week.
- There are two hours of laboratory per week which is organized for practicing the commands learned (lab assignment) and related to lectures and encourages students to voice their difficulties about solving these questions.
- Lecture notes and laboratory questions are posted on the course web site.
- There is a written midterm and a final project.
- The term project will be assigned individually in the third week of classes.
- Class attendance is compulsory.
- The student is responsible to check the course web site regularly and view the latest announcements.
|Course Materials / Main References|
|Weekly Schedule / Summary of Topics|
|Week 1||Getting started|
Logging in to WordPress
|Week 2-3||Pages in WordPress|
Adding, editing, and deleting pages
Changing the post box size
Changing the default post and links
Post to your site via email
Changing default page behaviors
Photo Album configuration
Changing the default folder for
|Week 6||The WordPress dashboard|
Customizing your dashboard
Editing your profile
Must have WordPress plugins
Enabling and disabling comments
Setting default behaviors for
Comment approval process
Dealing with spam
|Week 8-9||Midterm Examinations|
|Week 10||Posts in WordPress|
Diﬀerence between posts and pages
Creating a new post
Visual and HTML editor
Inserting a gallery
Categories and tags
Using custom fields
Previewing, publishing, and saving
Editing an existing post
Deleting and viewing a post
Changing post status and visibility
Permalinks and short links
|Week 11||WordPress Plugins|
What are plugins?
Activating and deactivating plugins
Editing plugin settings
Adding, editing, and deleting users
User roles and permissions
Importing content from another site
Exporting your WordPress data
Changing the site title and tagline
Changing your URL
Using a diﬀerent homepage
Updating the admin email address
Changing time zones
|Week 13||Media in WordPress|
Scaling and cropping images
|Week 14||Adding Links in WordPress|
Build your custom theme/Widgets/Plugins
|Week 16-18||Final Examinations|
- Each student can have only one make-up exam.
- One who misses an exam should provide a medical report or a valid excuse within 3 days after the missed exam.
- The make-up exam is done at the end of the term and covers all the topics.
- Students who fail to attend the lectures regularly may be given NG grade.
- Once the grades are announced, the students have only one week to do objection about their grades.
- It is the students' responsibility to follow the announcement on the course web site.
- Students who arrive after the first 20 minutes of laboratory sessions will not be accepted to the Laboratory.
|Method of assessment|
|Evaluation and Grading||Attendance||Laboratory||Two Quizzes (each 15%)||Final Project|
|Percentage ||10%||20%||30 %||40 %|
|Grading Criteria *|
|90 -100||85 - 89||80 - 84||75 - 79||70 - 74||65 - 69||60 - 64||56 - 59||53 - 55||50 - 52||40 - 49||0 – 39|
* Letter grades will be decided upon after calculating the averages at the end of the semester and distribution of the averages will play a significant role in the evaluation of the letter grades.