These two screencasts show the current state of the Rubric module for Drupal 7. The first video shows how I'm working towards making Rubrics, traditionally complex, structured documents, accessible using form fields of different types. It also shows a unique usage of the .element-invisible CSS class built into Drupal core so that language that would bloat interfaces can be hidden from sighted users but portray implied meaning for screen-readers.
This video showcases a Drush plugin called DSLM which stands for Drush Symbolic Link Manager. It's an alternative to core multi-site which puts the developer first when managing lots of sites in the same area. There are also a few patches I have in the queue that add additional functionality like sharing of large chunks of modules, themes, and libraries.
Repost of http://elms.psu.edu/blog/post/elmsln-state-screencast . Check that blog for more ELMS news as it happens.
This is one of the first ramble-laden screencasts I've done in awhile demonstrating the state of the ELMS Learning network. I talk and blog about ELMS Learning Network a lot, but I'm often bogged down in supporting legacy architecture as well as ramping up for new functionality in ELMS LN to really stop and have a day of investment in communicating about the platform. Today's our lucky day!
This video talks through some of the methods employed to allow for responsive system design in the ELMS MOOC platform. It utilizes the following projects to accomplish this:
This video talks a little about what HTTPRL is and how you can implement it in your Drupal site. If you are using Drupal 7.22 and above, you'll be able to implement it with a checkbox, though you'll see the most benefit at a code level if you dig into the API. I did some A / B testing on a use-case I have in the CIS distribution.
This video steps through some of the function names needed to write a simple Views Plugin. In this case, it is a Display extender that essentially adds a small form to all Views XML Backend based views. These settings are then used to dynamically rewrite the request location of the view's XML request so that it can point to different web services (used with RestWS in my network of systems).
Learning tools interoperability is a big deal Drupal users and I'm hoping that this screen cast can start to illustrate why you should care. If you are in the educational technology space (or even if you've just used technology in schools before), you are well aware of one fact: everyone hates them.