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On-boarding Checklist & Training


  1. Drupal 7 Essential Training by Tom Geller – Focus on the sections that show you how to use Drupal for content managing, you can skip the sections that teach you how to install and setup 
    • Module 2 – Understanding How Drupal Works
    • Module 5 – Controlling Drupal
    • Module 6 – Building a Drupal Site
    • Module 7 – Controlling Content
    • Module 9 – Extending Content
    • Module 13 Expanding a Site’s Capabilities with Modules
  2. Drupal 8 Essential Training 1 by Tom Geller – You can skip the sections that teach you how to install and setup 
    • Module 1 – Understanding Drupal
    • Module 3 – Navigating Drupal
    • Module 5 – Adding Content
  3. Drupal 8 Essential Training 2 by Tom Geller – Focus on the sections that show you how to use Drupal for content managing/creating.
    • Module 1 – Content Control
    • Module 2 – Extend Content
    • Module 3 – Help Users Navigate
    • Module 4 – Assemble Views
    • Module 5 – Add Features
  4. Google Analytics Training – Complete the first 4 units for beginners, proceed to the next 4 units for advanced if it’s too easy
  5. Student Employee Training – Complete and pass the Web Clock Users module
  6. Familiarize yourself with client deliverables – Ex: Monthly analytics templates and info graphics creation
  7. Download design products as needed – Ex: Photoshop, Adobe XD, Adobe InDesign, Figma, Sketch, etc.
  8. Setting up weekly one-on-one meeting with David & Liberty
  9. Obtain access to assigned sites
  10. Accessibility for Web Design Course by Derek Featherstone: Linked-In Learning

Keys to Success

Best Practices

Web Clock Usage
  1. When working more than 6 hrs a day, remember to clock out for meals
    • Ex: Punch In, Punch Meal, Punch In, & Punch Out
  2. When OneUSG Connect is down, use this form to record hours and submit to David so that hours can be entered when the system is up again
Daily Stand-ups
  1. Check-in daily and on time
    • Detail what you’re working on, problems you’re having, and where you’d like feedback
  2. Depending on format, provide constructive criticism/feedback for teammates 
Drupal
  1. When creating superblock content, use the following nomenclature to ensure efficiency in content maintenance for all users
    • Page block is used on – Superblock – Title of block
    • Ex: Home – Superblock – Best Practices
  2. Avoid saving using ‘Modify current revision, no moderation’
    • It overwrites the previous revision removing the option to revert if anything goes wrong

Client Interactions

Communication
  1. Remain professional in all communication methods whether it’s through a virtual meeting or email
  2. Document everything discussed and keep your manager & team up-to-date with what’s being asked of you
Scope of Work
  1. When a client asks you to do something, judge whether or not it’s in your scope of work
    • Asking you to help with graphics for their personal social media account IS NOT within your scope
    • Asking you to create graphics for the the departments website or social media account IS within your scope
  2. If you’re asked to do something you don’t know how to do, complete the following steps before replying to your client
    • Research to see if you can learn how to do it yourself
    • Then ask team members for assistance
    • Escalate to David otherwise for further instruction