Trainings and Workshops

In Person Training

Training is conducted on a per department (for department and center sites) or per lab/research group basis. Training typically takes 1.5-2 hours. It is always best to schedule two hours. It is recommended that you reach out to your Site Factory Manager first regarding the plan for your site's transition if it already exists. Please have department personnel (or the lab/research group advisor) reach out to to request a training session for your department. Include the following information in your email. 

  • List of websites your department will be editing (name and URLs)
  • Days and times that work best for your group (up to two weeks out)
  • List of people who will be attending (names and net ids) 
  • Have you already requested a Drupal site?


Workshops are open to all contributors, editors, and site builders. Every workshop we'll discuss a topic for the first part of the session. After, we'll turn it over to questions and depending on the amount of people attending, could possibly work in small groups or one on one. At least one of the developers will also be in the room for more technical questions. 

The workshops are held in the C&C/ITS building (back of lot 9) in room 112 every third Thursday (except for October, it will be held on the fourth Friday!). You do not need to reserve a spot but do note that spaces are limited. 

Session Topic Start End
March 15th 2018 Taxonomy & Roles 2:00pm 3:30pm
April 19th 2018 Block Layout & Heroes (banner, slider, video) 2:00pm 3:30pm
May 17th 2018 Panelizer (Layouts) 2:00pm 3:30pm
June 21st 2018 Embedding Content (Localist, Profiles, iframes)
Menus (main nav, section, related, audience)
2:00pm 3:30pm
July 19th 2018

Using Image Styles properly
Updating meta-data

2:00pm 3:30pm
August 16th 2018 MegaNav
Hybrid Theme
2:00pm 3:30pm
September 20th 2018 Forms 2:00pm 3:30pm
October 26th (FRIDAY!) Full width layouts
Internal site search
Button Bar
2:00pm 3:30pm
November 15th 2018 Custom Alerts
RSS Feeds
Call to Action custom block
Header Image options
2:00pm 3:30pm
December 20th 2018 Margin and padding for blocks 2:00pm 3:30pm
February  21st 2019 URL Path naming & SEO best practices 2:00pm 3:30pm
March 21st 2019 TBD 2:00pm 3:30pm
April 18th 2019 TBD 2:00pm 3:30pm
May 16th 2019 TBD 2:00pm 3:30pm
June 20th 2019 TBD 2:00pm 3:30pm