Training

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Hands-on computer training is available for the Site Page Content type. Web Managers can create a blank page and let followers follow along with the video.

self-guided video.

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Drupal Basic Training is for basic skills. You must be an authorized user of a Digital Commons site to participate in the class.

Topics

  • User roles
  • Content types
  • How to start – logging in
  • Creating content
  • Publishing checklist
  • Managing content
  • Tabs and accordions
  • Data Tables
  • Videos
  • Best practices
  • Drupal terms

Location

Training is conducted online through Microsoft Teams.

Registration

See the events calendar, and contact your agency website manager for registration referral.

For those acting as Web Managers on the Digital Commons 2.0 platform. 

Topics

  • Managing users on a digital platform
  • Managing menus and URLs
  • Metadata
  • Mobile menu management
  • Taxonomy
  • Best practices
  • Drupal terms

Prerequisites

Active experience in creating and editing content on your agency website as a Web Manager.

Location

Training is held online through Microsoft Teams.

Registration

See the events calendar for dates, and contract your site's web manager for registration approval.

Intro to Google Analytics is hands-on training to learn about Google's free website analytics service that gives you insights into how users find and use your website. This one-hour training is suitable for all website managers and agency communication staff. In addition, learn about Google Data Studio visualization tool that helps you navigate your website Google Analytics data reports. Data Studio training is done by demand to help web managers  present analytics data via informative, easy to read, easy to share, and fully customizable dashboards.

Topics

  • How to start using Google Analytics on your website
  • Learn about your website's audience: their locations, platforms and mobile/desktop use
  • Understand how users find your website
  • Discover what users are looking for while visiting your site
  • Explore your site analytics during Check Points exercises. 

Location

This training is held online through Microsoft Teams.

Registration

See the events calendar, and contact your agency website manager or registration referral. 

This webinar is designed to provide a high-level overview of Drupal webforms and how they function. Current Drupal 7 users will gain insight into what is different in Drupal 9.

By the end of the class, you should be able to create a webform very little or no guidance.

Topics

  • How to navigate around the webform section of Drupal 
  • The most used elements in webforms
  • Using input masks
  • Using the webform results page
  • How to attach webform to a node
  • How to attach a webform to a landing page
  • Setting up an email handler to automatically send and receive email notifications
  • Permissions (just show where they are)

Location

This training is held online through Microsoft Teams.

Registration

See the events calendar, and contact your agency website manager or registration referral. 

Writing for the Web helps you get your message across to your website visitors.

This training is suitable for anyone who creates content on a Digital Commons website, especially subject matter experts who are not professional communicators. 

Topics

  • Understand your site visitors
  • How to be brief 
  • Chunk information
  • Make link text meaningful
  • About PDFs
  • Emphasis
  • When to use tables
  • About FAQs
  • Effective parent pages

Location

Training is held online through Microsoft Teams.

Registration

See the events calendar, and contact your agency website manager or registration referral.