COMP07157 2016 Web Content Management Systems

General Details

Full Title
Web Content Management Systems
Transcript Title
Content Mgmt Systems
N/A %
Subject Area
COMP - Computing
COMP - Computing & Creative Practices
07 - NFQ Level 7
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Alan Kelly
Programme Membership
SG_BDIGI_N06 201600 Certificate in Digital Marketing

The module aims to teach students  how to use Web Content Management Systems.  At the end of the module the students will be able to identify the most suitable Content Management Technology for a given set of requirements and also to carry out the necessary steps towards implementing a web site using a Content Managment System

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Describe Content Management Systems (CMS) and identify the key technology standards in the Web CMS field


Use  a Web CMS to implement an e-commerce web application.


Produce documentation for web application maintenance.


Explain the process of developing a web site using a web content mangement system.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students are provided with practical guides which demonstrate the various tools/options available and through practical assessments and experimentation they can expand upon these resources. They will also be shown the theoretical underpinning of web design with Content Management Systems.

Module Assessment Strategies

The course is 50% CA. There will be a number of quizzes to check whether students have understood the basic concepts. Students will be chiefly accessed on web sites which they produce and on the documentation which accompanies them. The end of term exam will examine the students understanding of the principles and concepts used in Content Managment Systems

Repeat Assessments

The students will repeat any failed element if they fail overall

Indicative Syllabus

Introduction to Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Define Content Management Systems (CMSs)
  • Identify available Web CMSs
  • Explain how web CMS's can be used to acquire, organize and present web content.
  • Identify the key features of popular CMSs

Use of a Content Management System

  • Download and install a web CMS both locally and on a web hosting service.
  • Describe how to choose a hosting service.
  • Create a structure for content using the CMS.
  • Set up different user types and workflows.
  • Create templates.
  • Use extensions and plugins.


Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Multiple Choice Quizzes using Moodle Continuous Assessment Multiple Choice 20 % OnGoing 1,2
2 Group Project Produce an e-commerce application Continuous Assessment Group Project 30 % Week 11 1,2,3,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam exam Final Exam Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 1,2,3,4

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Tutorial Computer Laboratory Discover CMSs 1 Weekly 1.00
Practical Computer Laboratory Practical work 2 Weekly 2.00
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Self Directed Learning 2 Weekly 2.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
2015-01-12 Professional WordPress: Design and Development Wrox
ISBN 1118987241 ISBN-13 9781118987247

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  • Get up to speed on the new features in WordPress 4.1
  • Learn cutting edge uses of WordPress, including real-world projects
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  • Understand current best practices and tools in WordPress development

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