Out-of-the-Box, OpenEDU Provides:

  • Pre-built components for programs, courses & profiles 
  • Content workflows & governance
  • Easy-to-use, responsive layouts
  • News publishing
  • Powerful admin & user options

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Built with the needs of higher education in mind.

OpenEDU is a pre-configured Drupal 8 implementation specifically built with the needs of higher education in mind. It helps accelerate development of sites by providing a “kickstart” set of features. OpenEDU provides the base platform for educational websites, and then allows for customization as needed for organizations’ specific situation.

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Each educational institution typically has common elements; but also specific technological, branding, and usage needs. OpenEDU is a solution highly tuned and ready to go for higher-ed organizations, yet still fully customizable.

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Why Use OpenEDU for your Drupal Sites?

  • It saves time & money. Create your higher education websites with pre-built components that accelerate development
  • It’s a solution designed to support the need for flexible, yet cohesive branding across a complex higher education structure of colleges, schools, and programs
  • It provides a user experience that aligns with higher-education organizations’ key needs, such as audience-driven menus, campus directories, and a program page structure tailored to key audiences

What’s next for OpenEDU

The OpenEDU team has been working with higher education and industry stakeholders, listening closely to what the market is looking for in a Drupal website solution. Key features that are consistently asked for are already built into OpenEDU, with more extensible features coming, including:

  • Creating subsections for departments, empowering a broader group of content editors while maintaining brand standards
  • Standardizing out-of-the-box widgets that can be easily reused or adapted by global users
  • Easy integration with third-party solutions and key functionality, such as Localist event management
  • Comprehensive “site owner” documentation, such as site style guides, to help users leverage the features of OpenEDU

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OpenEDU, Powered by Acquia Lightning is a joint collaboration between ImageX, Acquia and over a dozen higher-education institutions in both Canada and US. ImageX and Acquia collaborate regularly with higher-education groups around the world, speaking with users and stakeholders, presenting at industry conferences, and building sites for the key needs of colleges, universities and other education groups.

OpenEDU represents tens of thousands of hours of collaboration with universities big and small, over more than 10 years and more than 50 EDU website launches.

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