Trainings and Workshops

Trainings and Workshops

Social media trainings are on hold until the fall; email us if you need help before then.

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Columbia Sites Basic Training: All Models

Duration: 2 hours
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, SEO and Information Architecture

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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How to Conduct User Research

Duration: 90 minutes
Learn about the basis of user experience and the importance of user research, practical techniques on how to solicit feedback and ideas from our users and stakeholders, plan a strategy that's and research-driven and develop goals and tasks for your project that's rooted in data. 

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Getting the Most Out of Your Site

Duration: 90 minutes
This workshop will empower you to conduct quick and cheap usability tests throughout the project lifecycle. Learn the benefits of traditional user testing. You will learn how to facilitate sessions, develop test plans, analyze data, and present the findings.

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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.