Consolidating 120 Plone Sites for The College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State
April 24, 2014
The College of the Liberal Arts at Penn State had been using the open source CMS Plone to power their online course delivery system called "eLearning". Under that setup, each course was a standalone site that contained a variety of educational material. Over the years, the course offering had grown to more than 120 individual courses, and the college was experiencing performance issues, especially on nights preceding an exam.
Six Feet Up addressed the issue by upgrading the system to the latest version of Plone, and by consolidating 120+ sites into just 1 using the Lineage product. This new architecture makes the online course system much more efficient: all courses have shown a huge improvement in uptime, stability and performance.
Adding an entirely new series of courses is also much easier: upon clicking of the "add new course" button, the system automatically creates a default basic structure of lessons, folders, and placeholder images.