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Drupal 7 Online Guide

Welcome to the Online Training Guide for Drupal 7.

These pages cover the typical types of editing and maintenance that a Content Editor would be expected to do.

Having this information online rather than in a traditional printed book or PDF file allows ITS to keep the information updated and accessible to all editors.

If there are tasks you are required to perform and you do not see a corresponding lesson on this page please send ITS an email. We can add the lesson to our training guide.


Basic Training Video

If you prefer to watch the Drupal 7 & Web Accessibility Training video on YouTube you can do so here

If you would like to go more in-depth with the topics covered in the Drupal 7 & Web Accessibility Training video you can do so by following the links found below. If you have specific questions you can book a Drupal 7 Drop-in Session here to go over them.

Links to sites/resources mentioned in the video training above

  1. Web accessibility best practice/dos and don'ts
  2. What is AODA? And why it's something we need to keep in mind as we edit our sites
  3. Wave Accessibility Checker (optional extra step for content editors)
  4. Making documents accessible (Word, PDFs, etc.)

Basic Lessons:

Getting started

  1. What is Drupal? What is a CMS?
  2. Terms of reference
  3. Logging in and out
  4. Content types / Creating content
  5. Finding pages and other content

Creating a basic page and standard content

  1. Creating a Page
  2. Using the Header Image and Image/Media fields
  3. The Body field toolbar and formatting content
  4. Adding an image in body copy
  5. Adding a file attachment
  6. Creating a URL, email or document hyperlink
  7. Creating collapsible sections for content
  8. Editing the content in collapsible sections
  9. Creating an anchor link
  10. Creating columns and rows (an accessible grid) on your page
  11. Using the Check Accessibility tool
  12. How to turn off or unpublish a page

Working with Menus

  1. Adding your page to a menu
  2. Editing the main menu directly

Working with Blocks

  1. Creating a Block
  2. Editing a Block
  3. Placing and deleting a Block

Advanced Lessons:

  1. Creating web forms and surveys
  2. Editing in plain text/HTML view mode
  3. Embed a video on your web page
  4. Assigning Blocks to specific pages
  5. Creating separate menus on one site
  6. Creating a redirect or simpler URL for a page
  7. Configuring and editing Gridster