Trainings and Workshops

Trainings and Workshops

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How to Use Columbia Sites

*required
Duration: 90 minutes
Columbia Sites is built using the Drupal content management system. This hands-on workshop will teach content editors and site administrators all the skills needed to use Columbia Sites. You will learn how to create basic pages and navigation, modify the site taxonomy, and update the header and footer.

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Content Strategy and Search Engine Optimization

*required
Duration: 90 minutes
Effective websites have a defined strategy for presenting site content. This training covers preparing and planning content, writing for the web, and optimizing content for search engines.

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Columbia Sites Accessibility

Duration: 60 minutes
Creating accessible websites is a legal requirement as well as a best practice. This training teaches administrators how to keep a site accessible when creating and entering content. Target audiences for this training are site administrators and content creators.

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UX Basics

Duration: 60 minutes
A thorough overview of the user experience and its many components. You will learn the importance of a user-centered design process and the benefits of incorporating UX activities at every stage. Email us for more details.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Site

Duration: 3 hours
This 3-hour workshop covers all the topics needed to prepare an effective website. After the training, participants will have a working knowledge of user experience, information architecture, content strategy, search engine optimization, and web accessibility. Email us for details.

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Social Media Strategy

Duration: 60 minutes
This training teaches participants how to: communicate on social media, create social content, build community, and anticipate students' needs using social listening posts. Participants will also be welcomed into the Columbia social media community of practice, which meets monthly and communicates daily.

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Google Analytics

Duration: 60 minutes
Google Analytics is a powerful reporting tool that provides detailed demographics on users and how they behave on websites. Site administrators will learn how to read key reports and revise site structure and content accordingly. Participants will also learn how to annotate the reporting timeline and view reports across multiple date ranges. 

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Working Session

Duration: 90 minutes
Can’t make Columbia Sites office hours but have questions about specific content types? Come to this working session to get answers and learn from other site owners. We’ll cover advanced site-building techniques and learn more about manipulating the auto-populated content types.

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Office Hours

Attended a training but still have questions? Drop by our office hours. Sign up for a one-on-one session with one of our team members. You must have already completed at least one training or workshop.