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LESSONS & TOPICS

Course Schedule and Assignments

Course Schedule and Assignments

The information below is for students who wish to participate in the instructor-led session of this course. You may work at your own pace, but if you would like instructor feedback on your assignments, please post in the relevant forums by the deadlines listed below.

Week 1: February 7-13: Document Everything
Discussion: Maintenance TasksShare the tasks you will have to complete for your website regularly.Initial Post due February 11
Responses due February 13
Activity: Complete the Website Technical Reference and Create a Maintenance ScheduleComplete the Website Technical Reference and create a custom maintenance schedule for your website.February 13
Knowledge CheckTest your knowledge of the content from Week 1.February 13
Week 2: February 14-21: Create Backups and Update the Website
Discussion: How Can You Maintain Your Website?Share your options for backups and updates with your current hosting provider. You will use the documentation you find to help you update your website.Initial Post due February 18
Responses due February 21
Activity: Update Your WebsiteCreate a screencast and step-by-step list of everything you need to do to backup and update your website.February 21
Knowledge CheckTest your knowledge of the content from Week 2.February 21
Week 3: February 22-27: Troubleshoot Problems
Discussion: Troubleshooting ChecklistCreate a list of everything you need to “check” during your WordPress updates. After getting feedback, update your Update Process document.Initial Post due February 24
Responses due February 27
Activity: Make a Troubleshooting WorkflowCreate an outline or flowchart to document the workflow you will use for troubleshooting.February 27
Knowledge CheckTest your knowledge of the content from Week 3.February 27
Final Project: Website Maintenance PlanUse the documents you created throughout the course to build a maintenance plan that you will use to follow best practices every time you update a WordPress website.February 27