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. 

In Person Training

Training can be 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?

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
Training will take place in ITS/CNC room 112. The ITS/CNC building is located at the back of lot 9. 

Please be sure to hover over the information to determine which training is right for you. There are 2 hour trainings for people new to Drupal (one class caters to those using the CNAS theme), and the half hour trainings are for those who need an introduction just to the new tool, Layout Builder. 
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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. 

2019 Workshops

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 TBD 2:00pm 3:30pm
December 19th, 2019 TBD 2:00pm 3:30pm

2018 Workshops

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