Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
CAS 181
Course Title:
Web Site Creation using CMS - Content Management Systems
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Course Description

Introduces the creation of sophisticated, dynamic, interactive and fully functional websites using a Content Management System (CMS), such as Joomla or Drupal. Includes installing and modifying templates, creating efficient site navigation using menus, organizing a site using components and modules, enhancing a site with plugins and extensions, and creating user functionality with user logins. Recommended: CAS 111D, CAS 206, and CAS 215; placement into RD 115 and WR 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon successful completion of this course, student will be able to:
1. Use CMS (content management system) software to create personal and/or business websites following current professional and/or industry standards.
2. Use critical thinking skills to design and create dynamic, CMS websites.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Grading of this class will be based on completion of project(s) developed individually or as part
of a team. Assessments may include:
? Completion of a functional multi?page web site using a CMS program. The site may
include some or all of the following:
o Sections, Categories, & Articles
o Components, Modules, & Plugins
o Site navigation using Menus
o User Login
? Tests or quizzes

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

? CMS program in a localhost environment
? Installing and modifying templates
? Managing site content using sections, categories, and articles
? Site navigation using menus
? Installing and configuring components and modules
? Installing and configuring plugins, including but not limited to:
o Calendars
o Photo/video galleries
? Introduction to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
? Other skills as time permits