Training Topics & Registration

Several training opportunities are available. Training will be conducted both in person and virtually. Registration is required.

Web Training Sessions Available

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Drupal 1 Training

Drupal 1 (Version D9) Training

NEW! Please sign up before D9 launches on Oct. 29

Starting Oct. 20, UCM web team's Drupal 1 training will teach you how to create content and edit your Kent State University website in our coming Drupal 9 environment, as well as learn how to add images, videos, links and buttons, save a revision, and manage the site navigation. This will be our official content management system effective Oct. 29 at noon.

Please be aware of the fact that this training will be applicable to your content updates effective Oct. 29 at noon.

  • If you have critical web updates that you do not know how to implement in the current Drupal 7 environment and they must be posted between Oct. 20 and Oct. 29 at noon please notify
  • We encourage you to keep a list of necessary updates and begin implementation after 12:01 p.m. on Oct. 29.

Drupal 1 (Version D7) Training

Relevant now through Oct. 24

The Oct. 6 two-hour hands-on training will be the last session in this series and it will teach you how to create content and edit your Kent State University website in our Drupal 7 environment, as well as learn how to add images, videos, links and buttons, and manage the site navigation. This training is relevant for updates that need made to your website now through Oct. 24 at 1 a.m.

CAUTION: There is a soft content freeze in place Monday, Oct. 24 at 1 a.m. through Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon.

If you find you MUST make a content update between Oct. 24-29, you will need to make them twice - one in your live site in Drupal 7 and again in your new, identical Drupal 9 site which launches Oct. 29. As a result between Oct. 24 at 1 a.m. and Oct. 29 at noon, we encourage you to:

  • Make a list of necessary edits and implement those revisions after Oct. 29 at noon.
  • Maintain a change log on your computer and set a reminder on your calendar to replicate those changes in the new site on Monday, Oct. 31.

Thereafter, while some of these steps will be similar, the interface will change with the transition to Drupal 9 on Oct. 29 at noon. As a result, you are encouraged to attend one of the Drupal 9 training sessions.

Drupal Training II

Drupal II (Version D7) Training

Home page elements and adding paragraphs - offered via on-demand videos

Learn how to edit your website's new homepage interface. This training session provides an overview of the new paragraph elements and offers hands-on time to learn how to update the content contained on your site's new home page. Please note: Steps will be similar after Oct. 29. However, the interface will look slightly different.

Watch the on-demand video series

PLEASE NOTE: These videos should only be used and referenced by trained Drupal 1 editors.

Web Accessibility Training

Web Accessibility Training includes instruction on how to correctly add content in Drupal which follows Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law requiring our site to be accessible to all people including those with auditory, cognitive, neurological, physical, speech and visual impairments. sight or mobility limitations. Learning how to use SiteImprove to locate and fix accessibility issues is also covered, as well as instruction on how to created web-accessible documents for use on the Kent State website.