Beginning Drupal

Gain a deeper understanding of the power of Drupal in this beginners course

Just stepped into a position where you make website updates and want a greater understanding of what Drupal can do?

This beginning Drupal course will give you the tools to use layout builder to create webpages that are accessible, responsive and help your audience find what they need. Learn from the ground up how to build or edit your Drupal 8 website using Layout Builder. Class size is limited. The session will be very hands-on and interactive with screen sharing.

Upcoming Courses Date and Time

Monday, November 15; 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Tuesday, November 16; 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.Class is full

Prerequisite: Basic Web Accessibility Training

Prior to taking any Drupal Course, you need to complete the Basic Web Accessibility Training (approximately 4 hours to complete). Once completed, please contact Jean Nissen to request permissions for the website you will be working on. Please include your full name, your CAS user name, and the website URL to gain permissions at least 1 day before your scheduled class. If you have already taken this class, please let us know what quarter it was completed. 

Sign up for the course

To sign up for the beginning Drupal Course send an email to web.help@wwu.edu that includes the following:

  • Your name
  • Your department
  • The website URL you expect to work in.
  • Preferred date of class.

If you know when you completed the accessibility training, please include this as well. (Then saves us the step of emailing you back to ask if you've taken the course.)

 

 

Course highlights include:

  • Using Edit versus Layout Builder – when/why to use and the Pros and Cons of each
  • Drupal Vocabulary
  • How to add and edit a basic page of content using layout builder
  • How to publish/unpublish a page
  • Adding content to pages using styles: background colors, title and/or body copy styles
  • Heading Structure, best practices
  • Including alt text on images
  • Using Media library: to embed images, documents or add a YouTube or Vimeo file
  • Working with multi-columns layout and using Drag and Drop for content positioning
  • How to add html code to telephone numbers and emails for accessibility and good user experience
  • Adding links to uploaded content (using meaningful titles).
  • Adding links within site (using Linkit)
  • Q&A for specific questions you may have about your site

WebTech will offer progressively advanced courses to build on what is taught in this beginner class.

Feel free to bring any questions or specific changes you may want on your department website and we’ll try to answer them at this session.
 

NEW: Drupal Team Training

If you and one or more team members would like a customized training, we now offer Drupal Team Training. All members of your team must complete the required accessibility course before taking the training.

We'll find a date and time that works for you and your team and dive in focusing on the specific elements that apply to your website. If you and your team have a specific project in mind, please email web.help@wwu.edu with details so we can offer the best solution and craft the appropriate training for your team.