RIT Systems

In-Person Courses

Do you know what it takes to stay safe online? Do you know how to protect yourself and other RIT people? Are you worried about your online privacy? Did you know your smartphone can be attacked?

Cybercriminals continue to devise new ways to attack us both at RIT and at home. In order to meet those threats, we need to understand how to defend against them.

Join us for an hour of tips, tools, and best practices that will help you enjoy the Internet more safely, whether you’re using a personal computer, smartphone, or tablet.


Drupal is the official content management system (CMS) used by RIT. This class is the beginning of the new Drupal training series. It is intended for new users or those seeking to refresh their knowledge of Drupal 7. The class focuses on the basic tasks that a website editor would be expected to perform.


Some examples of people who would find this class to be beneficial would be:
• People who have never used Drupal
• Someone who would like a refresher on the basics
• Taking over website updating responsibilities
• Interested in creating a website in Drupal
• Migrating a current website into Drupal

Student Employment and Career Services are jointly introducing a new and comprehensive job registration and posting system. This course is essential for all RIT staff who plan to hire students for On-Campus employment in 2018. Course will discuss registering and logging into the new system, Handshake, and provide an overview of how this new system changes the hiring process for our student employees. Once enrolled in Handshake, supervisors will have greater access to their positions, postings, and applicants.

Online Courses

Drupal 7 Essential Training shows how to get the most out of Drupal, the content management system (CMS) that powers over a quarter million web sites. The course demonstrates how to download and install Drupal, add content and graphics to a site, change layout and design elements, control visitor interactions, and expand the site's capabilities beyond what’s available in Drupal core. Discussion of established best practices in each step to ensure that a site remains streamlined, secure, and up-to-date. Exercise files are included with the course.

Topics include:

  • Comparing Drupal with other content management systems
  • Understanding nodes
  • Creating basic content
  • Adding blogs, discussions groups, and polls
  • Subscribing to RSS feeds
  • Creating new content types
  • Managing users, roles, and permissions
  • Creating and modifying block regions
  • Adding menus
  • Extending site capabilities with modules