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CMS Essentials

Course description: 

Learn the basics of how to create, edit, and publish content to your website using KU's content management system (CMS), Drupal.

What you should already know: 

You should have basic computing skills (i.e. using a mouse and keyboard, formatting text, and saving and organizing files).

What you will learn: 

In this hands-on workshop, you will act as an editor in a sandbox website and be guided through common tasks, such as creating accessible pages, editing pages and placing pages within the navigation of your website. You'll also learn about the different content types and blocks available on a site.

What you will need: 

For this course, you will need your KU Online ID and Password to sign in to the lab computer.

Course objectives: 

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Create new content on the website
  • Edit existing content on the website
  • Change the navigation of the website
Instructor-led Course Time: 
1.5 hours
Course outline: 

In this course we will review the following:

  • An overview of the CMS
  • Accessing the CMS
  • Creating pages
  • Editing pages
  • Adding links, images, and text formatting
  • Content types
  • Menus
  • Blocks
  • Reports
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