Six 2-hour sessions online


$975.00 USD

Who should attend?

  • Information architects
  • Content strategists
  • Information developers for both publications and training
  • Publications and training managers

Upcoming workshop:

This workshop title is currently offered online.

In-person workshops for your team can be scheduled for 2 days.  Please contact us for team training options.

Training Description

The DITA Basics workshop provides a comprehensive overview of the DITA 1.3 standard, introducing the common information types and elements used to create technical documentation. Participants are guided through the process of creating DITA topics, applying metadata, reusing content, assembling topics into maps, and publishing content. Online sessions consist of conceptual descriptions of the elements, attributes, and options available to create content and demos by the instructor of using those items to compile output. Participants are given exercises to complete on their own between sessions, with instructors available to offer assistance.

You will learn to

  • Use the DITA 1.3 standard to create topic-based technical content
  • Build a business case for moving to the Darwin Information Typing Architecture
  • Apply DITA concepts and methodology
  • Write valid troubleshooting and glossary topics
  • Create valid maps and bookmaps
  • Add metadata to topics, map and bookmaps
  • Compare and contrast all DITA reuse options

Online Course Required Materials / Background

  • Laptop / personal computer
  • Internet access
  • Course is delivered using a live, interactive virtual online classroom, providing an environment for optimal learning.
  • 6 sessions
  • Sessions are 2 hours in length
  • Office hours/Instructor Access
  • Each session will end with a homework assignment to be completed before moving on the the next session. Participants are welcome to email instructor with questions and may also chat directly with instructors during office hours. eLearning registrants will be able to schedule up to 2-hours of time with the Instructor, either in 30 minute intervals or by scheduling a 2-hour session upon completion.
  • Participants will be given a trial version of a DITA authoring tool. Be sure to install the DITA authoring tool prior starting session 2.