We are currently working to create Drupal tutorials that will serve as resources for the AgSci Web Community.

Login to Drupal

1) Go to your department homepage.

2) Type "/login" into the browser window at the end of the department URL.

3) Enter your ONID user information.

Edit Faculty Profile

1) Login to Drupal.

2) Click on your name in the top right corner.

3) On your profile page, click the Edit tab.

4) See each tab to edit information:

- OSU Employee is contact information specific to your current position (phone, office)
- OSU Person is information about you as a person that does not change if you change positions (name, email, picture)
- OSU Student is for information specific to students (degree, major professor)
- Agricultural Sciences is where you can say if you accept graduate students
- OSU Faculty is for Vitae type information

5) After you've made changes, click Save.

6) Visit this page for more detailed explanations of the editing tabs.


Add Publications to Faculty Profile

After logging into your web site, from the black menu at the top of the page select
Content -> Add Content -> Biblio

This screen provides you with 5 options for creating your Bibliographic reference.

1) BibTex codes can be found using Google Scholar.

2) RIS files can be exported from reference software such as EndNote and Reference Manager.

3) DOI Lookup requires you to create an account on the Crossref site before you can use their service.

4) PubMed codes can be found by searching the using the PubMed web site.

5) Publication Type lets you select the type of publication and enter all of your information manually.

Once you have added your new publications, contact the CAS Web Team and let us know that new publications have been added for you and we will connect them to your profile.

Additional tutorials:

The web and Mobile Services web site has a comprehensive tutorial on using the Biblio module.


Edit a Web Page

1) Login to Drupal.

2) Navigate to the page you'd like to edit.

3) Click the Edit tab.

4) Scroll down and find the content you'd like to edit.

5) Note: Some content may be in a "paragraph" (a horizontal row on the page). Click the "paragraph" heading to open it up and view the content.

6) Click Save.

Link to a PDF document


1) Login.

2) Go to the web page where the PDF should go and click Edit.

3) Highlight the text that should link to the PDF.

4) Open the Linkit tool (chain link icon).

5) Click the Open the File Browser button in the middle of the LinkIt window. This will open the File Browser in a new window.

6) In the left Navigation panel navigate to your department's or unit's folder, and choose the folder or subfolder where the file should be stored.

7) Click on the Upload button at the top of the window.

8) Browse to the file you would like to upload.

9) Click the Upload button.

10) Click the Insert File link at the top of the window.

11) This will close the File Browser window and take you back to the Linkit window.

12) Choose Options >> Target >> New Window. This will set the PDF to open in a new tab when clicked.

13) Click Insert Link.

14) Save your page.

14) Check the PDF to ensure it opens properly.

Add/Edit/Remove People in Directory

NOTE: This is only for Group Managers, not Group Authors

Add User:

1) Navigate to Group Dashboard (Dashboard >> My OSU Groups >> Group tab)

2) Add People

3) Type name into Username box, select name from drop-down menu

4) Choose membership type

5) Click Add User

Remove User:

1) Navigate to Group Dashboard (Dashboard >> My OSU Groups >> Group tab)

2) Click on People

3) Type name into Name search box & choose name

4) Click apply

5) Click Remove

Edit User:

1) Navigate to Group Dashboard (Dashboard >> My OSU Groups >> Group tab)

2) Click on People

3) Type name into Name search box & choose name

4) Click Edit

The 2 roles that we use are:

1) Group Author: The group author has permission to edit

  • any web page content within the site (group)
  • profiles of anyone that is a member of your site

2) Group Manager: The group manager has all of the permissions of a group author and additionally can manage the group dashboard. This includes

  • add or remove members to the group
  • managing the group menu
  • editing the site contact and social media information
Create News Story for News Feed
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  1. Once logged into Drupal, on the top navigation, select Content >> Add Content >> Article
  2. On the Article entry page, in the Other Groups box, scroll down and select your group/website. (Hold CTRL to select multiple groups.)
  3. Under Group Visibility, check Public – accessible to all site users.
  4. In the Title entry box, copy and paste the article's headline
  5. In the Body entry box, copy and paste a short blurb
  6. Add the Publisher 
  7. Under Source, write “Full article” in the Title box, and copy and paste the URL into the URL box
  8. Add an image (if possible)
  9. Click Save
  10. Check your News Feed to make sure it looks right!


Create a Basic Web Page

1) Once logged into Drupal, hover over Content >> Add Content >> Basic Page.

2) Choose Group where page should display.

3) Title your page.

4) Add content to Body section.

5) To create a menu link, click Add Menu Link.

6) Choose Parent Item where menu link should appear.

7) Click Save.

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