logos for Drupal and the University of WindsorA Feb. 2 online class offers training for UWindsor staff and faculty who maintain official University websites.

Drupal training offered in many online formats

The UWindsor.ca website has more than 40,000 pages with as many 2,500,000 unique visitors who access it yearly. Keeping the content relevant, accessible, and up to date is important. The Web Services team within the Information Technology Services department offers training options and valuable resources to help campus content editors effectively display their online information.

Content editors can sign up for live online Drupal 7 Web Accessibility Basic Training to brush up on their skills or get the fundamental instructions needed for beginner site editors, on Wednesday, Feb 2. The remote basic training offerings occur on the first Wednesday of every month and can be done from the convenience of the attendees’ desktop or laptop.

Other forms of training are the on-demand videos and lessons. These types of training are intended to provide experienced content editors with more independence in selecting the training topic at a convenient time.

“Our website offers multiple resources and we added weekly drop-in sessions to help staff with their web content,” says Mike Fisher, manager of web services and systems support in IT Services. “With the proper training, we encourage people to take control of their content.”

The half-hour online meeting with web development team leader, Rob Aitkens, is intended to resolve a specific issue or guide on the best web practices. An appointment can be booked online.

As always, the web services group is available to help by creating a ticket.