Butler Community College partners with Jadu to offer new web experience

Published November 4, 2014 at 02:03 pm New Website News

It’s GO LIVE time at Butler Community College.

El Dorado, Kan. – It’s GO LIVE time at Butler Community College. November 5th marked the birth of a completely new web experience for all users of the college’s site, www.butlercc.edu. The site, built with the British-based company, Jadu, utilizes a sophisticated content management system and has been a year in the making. Its public release finally brings to the forefront much greater mobility and simplified functionality for all users and visitors – something Butler has felt was much needed for some time.

“The new site has been a huge concerted effort by many at the institution,” said Tom Erwin, vice president of Information Technology /CIO. “Our team worked with Jadu representatives closely for months to address the new web environment that we wanted to create and that relationship has been a very positive one throughout the whole process.”

Butler’s new site design re-enforces the focus on student success at Butler. A cross-cultural team from the college was formed to move the website forward. The site was designed with student’s first and the team kept that at the forefront of the project.

“This is a very meaningful migration for Butler,” said Stacy Cofer, vice president of Institutional Advancement. “Our current website had evolved and expanded to the point it was too big, too outdated and needed serious attention for it to be of quality use to our students. We’ve had to collectively tackle many issues and we are confident the new site puts us on the right path moving forward.”

The Jadu site features a more robust content management system allowing for quick and easy updating of content and imagery, an improved event management system, as well as a more personal tone throughout the pages.

“Our next step will be to implement an internal training mechanism to support the various needs of our departments and programs as well as working to gather constant feedback and analytics on the site’s performance,” said Kelly Snedden, director of College Relations and Marketing. “Going live is the first step. Now, we’ll be working diligently to keep it updated and relevant for our users going forward.”

For more information about Jadu, visit http://www.jadu.net/site/index.php. Jadu is currently working on a video case study highlighting Butler’s web project. It is expected to be released in early 2015.

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