Drupal yields educational institutions with a scalable and flexible platform that is capable to handle large amounts of content. It’s an open source CMS, and hence the source code is available for all people to access, and can be modified suiting to our requirements. We can also avail drupal community help who are working together to deliver a better product. That is one of the greatest attraction to Drupal for a higher educational institution website.
Drupal offers multi-site solution. Image a situation where you need separate sites each departments of an university so that it helps your audience to fetch the information they need very in more precise manner, and even it helps you to manage your content properly, instead of dumping all the information into main site. You can replicate contents of main site to your subsites. Moreover site administrator can create user roles for each specific subsite, and group them together based access level, function, and role. These permission can be assigned to groups of users in addition to than manually granting privileges to each and every user. You can create a site with this required functionality without backend coding.
What are the basic features that drupal offers,
- Best and Powerful Text editors which allows inline editing and import audio and videos easily.
- A drag-and-drop interface for placing widgets.
- A intelligible user interface for managing user roles and permissions.
- A calendar for presenting events.
- A built-in site search tool which can be integrated with Apachesolr Integration/Search Lucene API/Google Search Appliance etc.
- Integrate Google Analytics.
- A fully customized and responsive website design.
- A system for tagging content and generating dynamic views, widgets and pages.
In addition to these drupal also provides many Drupal Distributions, which are full copies of Drupal that include Drupal Core, along with additional items such as themes, modules, libraries, and installation profiles. A few notable are OpenScholar Open Academy, Opigno LMS. There also certain Drupal Modules which helps in adding more special features for educational sites such as School Administration, Question/Answer, Organic Groups, Quizlet etc.
Drupal also offers community support where you can post your queries and get the experts help for each of your specific problem. Notable ones are Drupal Group: Drupal in Education, Drupal Group: Higher Education, Drupal Group: Drupal for K-12 Schools, Drupal Group: LMS (Learning Management System).
How we can help you?
For a thorough assessment and professional guidance on your Drupal website, Drupal Geeks can be reached out @ 312-340-7112 or send an email to [email protected]