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So you’ve got yourself a web site, and it’s feeling a little neglected. Why not bring it to the Open Lab? Or maybe you don’t have a website but you need a new one. Stop by and learn what is involved in working with our incredible content management system (Drupal). You can also find out what resources are available to help you along the way.

Think of the Open Labs as a sort of 4-H club for website owners. It's a free program that embodies the spirit of experimentation, learning and collaboration. Each session will have members of Web Services and Univesity Marketing on hand. We have developers, site builders, graphic artists, content organizers, analytics gurus and if we don't have experience on hand we are happy to make recommendations or learn with you. 

Bring your projects to the lab and we’ll assemble a team on the fly to either workshop solutions right on the spot or set you on a course to continue to work on your own with confidence. Are you lacking a robust web support team? Well now for two hours per week you’ve got one.

Common Lab Topics

  • Working with Paragraphs
  • Updating staff directories
  • Adding pages to your site
  • Updating menus and navigation
  • Google Analytics
  • Content Architecture
  • Photography and graphics
  • Drupal training

Is there an open lab today?

The Drupal Open Lab is held every Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. depending on room availability we gather in a few different spaces within the Valley Library. You can look at this page around noon each day to see where to go. Below are the most common rooms and brief directions to find them.

Autzen Classroom

On the main floor of the Valley LIbrary. From the main entrance go straight until you get to the main hallway (before you get to the open computer area). Turn left and continue down the hall. The Autzen classroom will be the double doors on the right. If you make it to the end of the hall you have gone too far.

Barnard Classroom

On the 5th floor of the Valley Library. The room is in the center of this level and buried within the stacks. There is a sign off the main hallway, if you get lost listen for the rowdy noises of people having a great time.

Web and Mobile Services

On the 4th floor of the Valley Library. From the elevator cubby take a left down the main hallway. The door will be on your right. It is a mechanical door so you only have to push once and it will open for you (yes magic). That will open to an administrative reception area. Ask for Web and Mobile services and they will help lead you back.