Whether serving current students, parents or community members, your school district's website makes an impression and you want that to be a good one, especially for people looking at moving into your district or potential hires checking out your district online before applying for a job. Having an outdated or non-responsive website can make your school district is behind the times. For these reasons, and many more, you want to make sure your website is up-to-date and is easy to navigate both on mobile phones and desktop computers.
Our expert Drupal developers understand the importance of building a website around the core principles of a school district by helping to engage those who view it and simplify the work for those who need to edit it. By working with TCCSA, your editors can get support and training from our experts when they need it.
At TCCSA, we pride ourselves on serving our districts and saving them money along the way. From websites to portals to apps, if you can dream it, we can do it with Drupal!
Ashland City Schools
Built working in conjunction with the University of Colorado Boulder, Ashland City Schools website showcases how editors can change layouts on their own without the need for a web developer or graphic designer.
Chippewa Local Schools
Built to showcase photos from around the district and a internal portal and audio from their Board Meetings for the community to access. At the request of the district, we created an embedded MP3 player for playback of the meetings.
Green Local Schools
Though an older site, Green Local Schools still stands out as a winner because they keep their content up to date and have recruited photographers from the community to showcase the best of Green Local in pictures.
Hillsdale Local Schools
Hillsdale Local has upped their game on website content by hiring a full-time Communications Specialist who works to make sure the website is up-to-date with photos, graphics and social media content aimed at keeping the community informed.
Loudonville-Perrysville School District
One of the first districts to request if it was possible to use online forms for their district. Utilizing the power of Drupal's Webform, Loudonville-Perrysville schools cleared the way for others to follow when online forms were not quite yet on the radar.
Norwayne Local Schools
Norwayne was one of the first districts to ask for a menu that appeared down the left of the slideshow for the links they knew from their Google Analytics were high-traffic links. This made it easier for students and parents to access the links they used the most.
Orrville City Schools
Orrville was one of the first districts to utilize Drupal's Newsletter module to allow community and parents to sign up on the website, manage their account as their students moved through the grades and receive the building newsletter via email.
In addition to doing a stellar job at keeping their website updated over the years, Rittman leveraged the photography skills of staff to bring visitors to their site with both slideshows and photo galleries with hundreds of photos in the collection driving traffic to their site.
Built on the Rittman Local Schools design, we were able to rapidly get Rittman Academy's website up and running in a very short time and save the Academy costs. Not always an option for a school district, but Rittman Academy saved money and sped up the process of "going live."
Southeast Local Schools
Undergoing new construction is always something you want to showcase to your community! Southeast Local is doing just that with live video from their construction site. Though vendors can charge thousands to set this up, we worked with Southeast to do it for under $100.
Tri-County Educational Service Center maintains their Drupal site to keep school districts and teachers up-to-date with new requirements and job searches for those looking to move to another district. Additionally, they outline the services they offer to districts.
Tri-County Computer Services Assn
Launching December 2022, TCCSA will have a new face on the web to showcase not only what we do but also to make it easier for our clients to get to the information and support they need. Long overdue, we are proud to release this new site for 2023!
Triway Local Schools
Triway is always pushing the envelope with what they would like their website to do and was the first to publish live video feeds from their One Campus construction as well as a slideshow with drone video as an overview to their current campus.
Wayne County Schools Career Center
WCSCC is one of the best at promoting their programs and services to the public through their online presence allowing prospective students to read about, see photos and videos of each program as well as sign up and pay for evening programs.
Wooster City School District
Wooster City Schools was one of the first districts to work with a graphic design group to ensure their website followed an established branding that could then be expanded throughout the district. Read their Branding Guidelines to see it done right!
Drupal has a long history of providing Content Management Services to some of the world's premiere universities and back in 2011 TCCSA brought the power of Drupal to the schools we serve.
As we have met and partnered with Drupal Developers from business, education and industry from all around the world, TCCSA's developers have built sites that are far superior to many school website vendors.
In 2022, TCCSA partnered with the University of Colorado to leverage the work their team has put into a Drupal Distribution called Web Express for educational entities to share and build websites that allow users to customize their layouts without the need for a graphic design firm or coding.
Ashland City Schools recently launched their new website with the University of Colorado Drupal Distribution to give users the ability to change layouts quickly and easily and includes many features that have yet to be deployed.
TOP TEN UNIVERSITIES THAT RELY ON DRUPAL
The power of community is what makes Drupal amazing to work with and having universities from around the world developing profiles and modules that are freely offered back to the community to use is a huge aspect to why we believe Drupal is as good fit for K-12 school districts as it is for universities around the world!
1. Oxford University
In a fast-paced environment where broad functionality is key, Oxford University ‘s website is a testament to Drupal’s ability to host multiple sites and tasks while letting each department have control of its own web presence.
From information on admissions and university research to current news & events, the Oxford University website is a one-stop platform where faculty, students, and alumni alike can stay in the loop when it comes to life both on and off-campus.
2. Harvard University
The words ‘Ivy League’ call to mind a certain sense of prestige and tradition. Harvard University ‘s website brings these features to life with a distinct look and feels that communicates the Harvard brand to visitors right from the homepage.
Drupal’s friendly user interface enables Harvard administrators to design pages, host media, and post content in a way that allows branding consistency across the entire site.
Best known for its programs in engineering and the hard sciences, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology maintains a competitive culture, encouraging its undergraduates to pursue their own original research.
Like all sites built on Drupal, The MIT website is strikingly well-equipped for site protection and data privacy. Institutions like MIT, which work hard to preserve the safety of their student and faculty records, trust the Drupal CMS for eliminating the risk of breaches. In fact, many corporations, non-government organizations, and state agencies choose Drupal for their strong safety and security capabilities.
4. Stanford University
Higher education websites tend to require different access privileges for a wide range of contributors, and Stanford University ‘s website demonstrates Drupal’s ability to provide ease of management and sharing content across various portals and sites. The Stanford website features a significant amount of content from its many offices and departments.
5. Duke University
Duke University takes pride in being a global institute of learning that houses perspectives from all over the world. The university ensures that this core belief translates into their online presence by building their website with Drupal, a CMS knew for catering to a multilingual demographic.
Since Drupal operates in more than 110 languages, the platform provides an outstanding translation module that enables higher education institutions such as Duke University to cater to the global needs of its students and faculty.
UCLA is known for advancing knowledge and addressing social needs by fostering an environment full of diverse perspectives. The university extends the pursuit of these goals to their website, which houses rich content that’s accessible to all.
The UCLA website demonstrates how Drupal makes reusing and circulation content quick and easy. After the creation of a particular bit of content, website users are able to circulate it effortlessly through departments, intranets, and subsites.
7. University of Arizona
Drupal allows for powerful collaboration that supports both educational and research departments. As the University of Arizona prides itself on being a global and student-centered university, its website enables its faculty and students to access manuals, procedural forms, and research updates with no fuss or frills.
The University of Arizona’s website remains to be one of its key tools in the pursuit of their goal of community-wide collaboration to help solve the critical challenges we face today.
8. Penn State
A major public university that serves Pennsylvania and the global community, Penn State aims to make its online presence widely accessible. Built with Drupal, the Penn State website allows for responsive mobile access. In an always-on, mobile-first environment, the Penn State website paves way for great and functional communication that translates across all kinds of mobile devices.
9. University of British Columbia
With the university’s purpose of pursuing excellence in research to foster global citizenship, the University of British Columbia continuously works for the advancement of a sustainable and just society across the globe.
One of their most crucial tools in this regard is a website that hosts rich content on their core institutional objectives and accomplishments. Drupal allows the UBC website to access a wide range of people across different communities by enabling seamless integration from their website to different social media platforms.
10. University of Toronto
In the same way that Drupal allows non-experts to easily create and manage amazing websites, the platform also enables the creation of websites with sophisticated and user-friendly journeys.
The University of Toronto ‘s website demonstrates Drupal’s ability to allow for a platform that’s deceptively easy to navigate and browse through. For institutes of higher education, this feature matters greatly as users ought to have an easy time accessing the information on a university’s website.
Originally published at https://www.vardot.com.