Trainings and Workshops

Trainings are basic Drupal trainings designed for the beginner to start editing their websites. It is a two hour long hands-on class (computers provided but feel free to bring a laptop). Those who are advanced web editors but are new to the UCR Drupal environment should also take the class to see how things differ. Workshops are open sessions for those who have had basic training. These delve into specific topics and new features. They are also open for questions and sharing. 

Online Training

Online training will take place for the foreseeable future. This training will be conducted via Zoom. Beginning training typically takes 2 hours to go over the basics. 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. For individuals who wish to complete Drupal training, once your Drupal site has been created, please fill out the form. 

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Training Day
Trainings will be conducted via Zoom. You will be sent the Zoom link the day before or day of your training. 

Be sure to hover over the information to determine which training is right for you. There is a 2 hour basic training for CNAS websites and another 2 hour basic training for the rest of campus. Additionally, for those who need to transition their sites from the Panels Dashboard to Layout Builder, there is a 1 hour session. 
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Workshop Schedule

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. You do not need to reserve a spot but do note that spaces are limited. 

*UPDATE: Workshops starting March 2020 will be conduced via Zoom. Closer to the dates of the workshop, there will be a registration link. Be sure to register for the upcoming workshop you'd like to attend. May's workshop has been postponed a week. New date = May 28th. 

Session Topic Start End
February 20th, 2020 SEO discussion (guest speaker Kelly McGrail) 2:00pm 3:30pm
March 19th, 2020 Conducted via Zoom
XML Sitemap
2:00pm 3:30pm
April 16th, 2020

Conducted via Zoom

2:00pm 3:30pm
May 28th, 2020

Updates for May

2:00pm 3:30pm
June 18th, 2020

Register in advance for this meeting: 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Discussion on rebranding
Simple overview of Siteimprove

2:00pm 3:30pm
Session Date Topic Start End
February  21st 2019 Sticky Nav, Dynamic Columns Custom Block 2:00pm 3:30pm
March 21st 2019 Managing Redirects and aliases 2:00pm 3:30pm
April 18th 2019 Bulk Add CAS User 2:00pm 3:30pm
May 16th 2019 Technical Overview - integrations with Drupal 2:00pm 3:30pm
June 20th 2019 Password Protected Pages 2:00pm 3:30pm
July 18th 2019 Articles Content Type & Layout Builder preview 2:00pm 3:30pm
August 15th 2019 Layout Builder 2:00pm 3:30pm
September 19th 2019 Open session: ongoing issues, new accessibility resources, etc. 2:00pm 3:30pm
November 21st, 2019 Main Navigation with MegaNav 2:00pm 3:30pm
December 19th, 2019 Future of Drupal & improvement ideas for training 2:00pm 3:30pm
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