In this course, you will get an overview of using Drupal as a content management system, and learn step-by-step how to build your own Drupal 8 website. This training is a combination of self-paced online video lessons, live question and answer sessions with an instructor, and real-world assignments to practice what you've learned.

Who is it for?

This class is for anyone who wants learn more about Drupal and how to use it for your organization or business. It is designed for people who have never worked with Drupal. Experience with HTML, CSS, and programming is not required.

How is it taught?

The class will consist of online video lessons and live Q&A sessions with an instructor. The lessons can be watched on-demand, anytime that is convenient for you. They will take you step-by-step through the process of building a Drupal website, and you can follow along to create your own site. (We will provide web hosting for your practice work, so you don't need to worry about setting that up.)

The live Q&A sessions will be conducted online, using the webinar software GotoMeeting. During the sessions, the instructor will answer all your questions and will help troubleshoot any issues you have building your site. In addition to the live sessions, you will have access to an online forum to discuss the lessons with other students and ask the instructor questions during the course.

Topics Covered in This Course

This course will introduce you to using Drupal as a content management system and include step-by-step instructions for configuring and and using Drupal 8. The lessons will cover:

  • Understanding Drupal as a content management system
  • An orientation to administering a Drupal 8
  • Creating, editing, and formatting content
  • Managing menu items
  • Managing users and permissions
  • Installing and Uninstalling modules
  • Finding and evaluating modules for Drupal 8
  • Configuring the site layout with blocks
  • An introduction to creating custom content types
  • Creating dynamic pages with Views
  • Understanding the Drupal community, and available resources for learning more about Drupal

We'll also discuss next steps for those you who want to learn more about Drupal site building, theming, or module development.

Instructor

Wayne Eaker is the director and chief developer of Zengenuity. He's a Drupal expert with years of experience building highly-customized Drupal websites. He is also a seasoned trainer, having taught professionals, corporate clients and high school computer science students.

Cost

This course is free, and presented as part of the Drupal Global Training Days program.

What's Included

  • Four hours of recorded online video lessons and two live Q&A sessions with your instructor. (See the Session Dates tab for session times and dates)
  • Permanent access to the recordings of all the lessons and live sessions. Watch them again anytime you need them!
  • A web hosting account for your practice Drupal site.
  • Access to an online forum to ask questions of the instructor and discuss with other students.

Register for This Course

Price: $0 per student

About this Class Format

The self-paced public class is our most popular option. With this format, all the lesson videos are available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience. In addition, you will have access to weekly live "Office Hours" webinars with your instructor, where you can ask for help for if you get stuck, or ask about topics not covered in the lesson videos.

With this class format, you will have access to the lesson videos forever! Come back and re-watch them any time. However, you will need to select a specific set of session dates below. These dates represent when you plan to take the class, and it will determine which Office Hours webinars you are invited to. For courses that include a practice hosting account, these dates will also determine when your practice hosting account is active.

Live Webinars for this Session

Webinars for this session are scheduled at the dates and times below. Don't worry. These webinars are strictly for questions and troubleshooting. They are not required to cover the lesson material, and you are not expected to attend them all. These webinars will also be recorded, so if you can't attend a webinar due to your time zone or other conflicts, you can submit your questions ahead of time and watch the answers on the recording.

Office Hours Webinar Schedule
  • Tuesday, December 4, 2018: 11:00am - 12:00pm and 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST

Register for this Course

Course: Introduction to Drupal 8
Session Dates: November 30 - December 6, 2018
Price: $0 per student
Price: $450 for up to 12 students

About this Class Format

The self-paced private class is a great choice for training your whole team. The lessons and video format are the same as our public classes, but with this option we'll have private question and answer webinars just for you. We can discuss your unique needs and how to apply the lesson material to your specific projects. We also may be able to cover additional topics of interest to your team during our private webinars.

As with the public classes, all the lesson videos will be available on-demand, to start and stop at your convenience, and your team members will have access to the lesson videos forever! Your private webinars will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability.

To schedule a private class, please fill out the form below.

Price: $1,500 for up to 12 students
Duration: 4 Hours

About this Class Format

The live online class is a great choice when you need to train your whole team, and you want the ability to ask the instructor questions in real time during the lessons. It's just like our onsite class, but without the extra travel costs. We can train your team all together in conference room or have them log into the webinar individually.

In addition to the live instruction, we will include access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your live class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. To request a live online class, please fill out the form below.

Price: from $4,000 for up to 12 students
Duration: 4 Hours

About this Class Format

The live onsite class is our top-of-the-line option for training your whole team. It's pretty simple: our expert instructor will fly out to your location, and train your team at your office.

In addition to the onsite instruction, we will include online access to our standard self-paced class videos, so your team can re-watch topics they miss or forget!

Your onsite class will be scheduled based on your preferences and instructor availability. The price shown above is an estimate, based on standard travel costs and preparation time. To request a specific quote for your location and desired class dates, please fill out the form below.