Drupal Training, Events

Drupal Training • Open Clinic Sessions

Training is for full-time employees. Student employees may attend training as classroom space permits. Clinic sessions are open to all employees.

Note to CLASS and CoS Members: Drupal assistance for College of Liberal Art and Social Science and College of Science is available through Michele Hindman or Cyrus Haskell.

Need Training?

Looking for a class? Each session requires at least 10 students to form a class. Please send an email to University IT Drupal Training to express your interest in forming a class in order to have the training scheduled and an instructor assigned. For ideas about the class you need, please refer to the Drupal Training Topics.

Drupal Clinic & Training Schedule

Clinic: Open to UNT Drupal users: first-come, first-served, come-and-go basis, no registration is necessary to attend a clinic. Clinic sessions are not intended to replace class training sessions.

Training Session: You may request a training session by sending an email to unt.uit@unt.edu, with the topic or skill you wish to learn included in the message. Only if there is a demand/request for training will the training sessions be confirmed. Prerequisite for all Drupal training sessions: must have log in rights to a UNT website.

2018

Drupal Clinics

Drop-in for troubleshooting, first-come, first-served

 

April 11

10:30 a.m.-noon

GAB, Room 550A

 

May 17

10:30 a.m.-noon

GAB, Room 550A

 

June 18

10:30 a.m.-noon

Chilton Hall, Room 270

 

July 12

1-3 p.m.

Chilton Hall, Room 270

 

Aug. 13

10:30 a.m.-noon

Chilton Hall, Room 270

Drupal Training • enrollment required

Session Date

Topic

Time

Location

Instructor

May 2

Drupal Basics

10-11:30 a.m.

Chilton Hall, Room 270

Julian Quintero

Drupal Basics–Getting familiar with Drupal 7

Class Description:  If one of your responsibilities as a UNT employee is to add or edit content in your department’s website but you have never dealt with web development before, then this course is just for you. The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to Drupal 7, the web content platform used by UNT and thousands of universities and government agencies around the world.

Some of the course topics include: logging into a website, accessibility, finding existing content (pages, images and more), editing existing content, and creating your own content. You also will become familiar with some of the basic features of the Foundations theme used at UNT. This class will help you make the most out of the tools available that help maintain consistency and best practices throughout all UNT sites.

Prerequisite: Must have log in rights to a UNT website before class. Read before class.

How to enroll: Enrollment is required through the HR Talent Management through the new HR Learning Portal. Click on Find Learning and enter Drupal to find your class.

 

Session Date

Topic

Time

Location

Instructor

June 6

Drupal Views

10 a.m.-noon

Chilton Hall, Room 270

Julian Quintero

Introduction to Drupal Views

Class Description: Drupal Views is one of the most broadly used modules in the Drupal community. Nine out of every 10 sites use this module to present content in different ways. Views allows you to create slideshows, staff directories, sidebar navigations, and showcase products, among other things. This course will teach you the basics of creating and configuring a new view. It will also help you become familiar with editing existing views and displaying views in different parts of your site. Other complementary topics required for this course are configuring Blocks and creating new Content Types. This course requires basic knowledge of Drupal 7.

Prerequisite: If you have never used Drupal before, please make sure to take one of the Drupal Basics courses before enrolling. Log in rights to a UNT website required.

How to enroll: Enrollment is required through the HR Talent Management through the new HR Learning Portal. Click on Find Learning and enter Drupal to find your class.

 

Date

Topic

Time

Location

Instructor

July 13

Drupal Views

1-3 p.m.

Chilton Hall, Room 270

William Hicks

Dive in to Drupal Views

Class Description: Fed up creating hand-crafted lists, or of updating the same info in multiple places on your site?  Views is the essential tool that allow you create those lists in an automated way.

Want to create a list of three upcoming events on your homepage and have them magically disappear to an archive page elsewhere on your site after the event is over? No actions by you or other editors? That’s a couple of views, buildable in under an hour. Need a filterable staff directory that lets the user search by name, or filter by location or department? That’s the sort of thing the Views module was built for. Listing courses, organizing FAQs, generating a calendar, building photo galleries, RSS feeds… views can be configured to render these sorts of things for you as bulleted lists, tables, grids, and other HTML structures so you don’t have to.

We will review content and data modeling concepts in Drupal, and dive into view types, fields, filters, pagination, and all the not-so-scary ‘advanced’ features plus a roundup of handy third-party modules that will turn up the volume of your site to 11.

Authoring experience in Drupal is required, and some knowledge of content types, users, taxonomy terms and fields is helpful. No ‘programming’ experience is required, and we won’t have time to look at theming views on the filesystem, but basic understandings of HTML concepts and relational databases will improve your experience.

Prerequisite: Intro to Views is recommended, not required. Log in rights to a UNT website required.

How to enroll: Enrollment is required through the HR Talent Management through the new HR Learning Portal. Click on Find Learning and enter Drupal to find your class.

 

Date

Topic

Time

Location

Instructor

Aug. 6

TBD

10 a.m.-noon

Chilton Hall, Room 270

TBD

This date is reserved for a training topic to be determined by student requests. Please email your topic request to unt.uit@unt.edu. With at least 10 interested students, a topic will be identified and an instructor requested.