At OSU we’re fortunate to have a robust support structure that has assembled an amazing set of tools to help us communicate on the Web better. Central Web Services supports Drupal sites for the entire campus. The Media Manager application developed by CWS offers outstanding video integration and YouTube-like features that integrate with Drupal and other campus applications.

CWS will be providing a series of information sessions and training opportunites around the new Drupal 6 roll-out, and the Media Manger utility.  The times are below. And if you ever have questions about how Media Manger relates to our channels on YouTube and iTunes U, just leave us a comment or contact us directly.

OSU Media Manager Introduction – April 6

This is an overview presentation regarding the new media converter and manager we are releasing to the OSU community.

There will be two presentations for this. The first will be a big one, with space for about 60 people, on April 6, 2009 in the MU Journey Room from 10:00 to 11:30. The second will be smaller, with space for about 20, on April 10th, 2009 in the Valley Library Willamette West Conference Room from 1:00 to 2:30.

The actual presentation / demonstration will take roughly an hour. We’ve also booked enough time to answer questions afterwards. There is no fee or registration requirements.

What’s New With Drupal 6? – April 8 and 14

This is an overview presentation regarding the upcoming Drupal 6 upgrade. Here we will be explaining a few things, such as: module changes, permission set and access role changes and general improvements.

CWS will be releasing their first round of Drupal 6 training starting on April 21st. To learn more about this, you can visit WebTrain, the CWS training site  and view our upcoming workshops in the left sidebar, or you can view and register for upcoming workshops via the Professional Development Central Registration site at http://oregonstate.edu/training

There will be two presentations for this, as well, on April 8, 2009 from 10:00 to 11:30 and on April 14, 2009 from 1:00 to 2:30. Both presentations will be held in the Valley Library Willamette West Conference Room.

The actual presentation/demonstration will take roughly an hour. We’ve also booked enough time to answer questions afterwards. There is no fee or registration requirements.