What is Drupal?

Drupal is a powerful, open source web development framework used worldwide to create dynamic, robust websites. Drupal can be used in many different ways, but most commonly it's developed as a content management system to provide an environment that makes it easy for relatively non-technical people to create a great website.

At Oregon State University, we've used Drupal since 2005. Since that time, Drupal use has grown to the point where most of the major academic and administrative websites that are published at OSU use some form of Drupal.

OSU Web Services provides a centralized Drupal distribution known as OSU Drupal. This distribution is used by the OSU Home Page, all administrative departments, about half of the colleges, all of student services, and a large number of institutes and centers. The training that exists in this website applies to this distribution.

For a list of Oregon State University organizations that use either a modified version of OSU Drupal, or their own independent distribution, please see Who Uses Drupal at OSU.

Training and Skill Building Opportunities

If you're a classroom-type learner, you'll probably benefit from attending one of our workshops. Workshops are designed for beginning OSU Drupal users, but even seasoned users can get some benefit from them in terms of features that are unique to OSU Drupal. If you don't know already, determine what version of Drupal you're using and then visit our available training events page in the OSU Professional Development website to view and register for the appropriate workshops.

If you're an independent or remote learner, all of our workshop materials are available in the Workshops sections of their respective groups in this website in addition to numerous Technical Articles and FAQ.

If you're an OSU Drupal user of any skill level, or if you're using a non-OSU Drupal distribution here on campus, we welcome and encourage you to attend our regularly scheduled OSU Drupal Open Labs.

OSU Drupal Training Available For:

  • This is the current, most stable production version used on most of the sites hosted by Web Services.

  • This is the new version that Web Services is developing. Currently, it's at a purely developemental state. Documentation will be continually evolving and formal training opportunities are not yet available. Early adoption requires an organization that has a dedicated, experienced Drupal Site-Builder.

OSU Drupal Community Announcements

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OSU Drupal Community Meeting

Sep 28, 2016
Want to have a say in how OSU Drupal works and be part of a fun, vibrant community? If so, then come visit us at the… Read full story.

OSU Drupal Community Meeting

Jun 12, 2017
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With over a million members spanning 200+ countries, Drupal.org is more than just a web technology.  Did you know, though, that it's hosted at OSU's Open Source Lab?

OSU Drupal Training Events

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OSU Drupal 7 Great Layouts with Paragraphs

This is a media intensive course that covers the following:               Overview        Considerations when Using Paragraphs        Media Preparation Lab        Using Paragraphs        Create a 1 Column Background Image Paragraph        Create a 1…

OSU Drupal 7 Group Management Workshop

Have a group to manage? Come in and learn about what it takes to manage an OSU Drupal group!               In this workshop you'll learn how to:               Manage group-specific information such…
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So what are you waiting for? Come on and dive in!