What is LinkedIn Learning?
LinkedIn Learning, formerly Lynda.com, contains instructional videos intended to teach viewers about specific topics and can be used to learn how to work with web applications such as WordPress. LinkedIn Learning is a paid service, but the University of Oklahoma students, faculty, and staff members have FREE access to this resource at lynda.ou.edu. Therefore, OU Create users can use this tool to learn more about using different components of create.ou.edu.
Courses and playlists about using WordPress, Drupal, and many other relevant tools have been curated for OU Create users and can be found below.
WordPress powers millions of blogs and websites. Learn how to create your own with this powerful publishing platform. Staff author Morten Rand-Hendriksen will help you get the most out of the self-hosted version of WordPress and create feature-rich blogs and websites. Morten explains how to create and publish posts and pages; customize your site with themes, widgets, and custom menus; and extend WordPress even further with plugins. Even more, Morten will show how to get more readers with social media sharing and comments, and adjust the settings that keep your site safe and secure.
Get the most out of Drupal, the content management system (CMS) that powers over a quarter million web sites. The course demonstrates how to download and install Drupal, add content and graphics to a site, change layout and design elements, control visitor interactions, and expand the site’s capabilities beyond what’s available in Drupal core. Discussion of established best practices in each step to ensure that a site remains streamlined, secure, and up-to-date. Exercise files are included with the course.
Moodle is one of the most popular learning management systems for corporate and educational use. This course will help you create engaging online courses for business, K–12, and even college settings and get your students excited about learning. Aaron Quigley first gets you up to speed with the new features in Moodle 2.6, and then builds a digital classroom from the ground up, starting with a paper syllabus. Learn how to customize Moodle’s appearance and your preferences, structure a course, add content and students, create online quizzes, manage your gradebooks, and more.