concrete5 for Education

Be it a primary school, college, university, or complete school district, the Education market has some unique needs that fit concrete5’s core capabilities well.

A diverse group of content contributors

There are many stakeholders involved on any education site. To be an effective marketing and communication tool, it needs to stay up to date with the latest news. If the stakeholders don’t have an easy time contributing new content over time, they won’t.

With concrete5, you can create contributor roles that let people safely add to or edit the website with no personalized training. A couple of quick videos and anyone who can use a word processor will be able to fix a typo or add a new page.

Flexible for developers

Larger institutions often have technically adept developers who would love to work on the website, but are frustrated with the limitations a commercial CMS might put in place. Not only is concrete5 open source under the MIT license, but it is built with PHP, Doctrine, MySQL, jQuery and other popular toolkits that are easy to learn and beloved by the tech community. Your team will be able to own as much or as little of the website infrastructure as makes sense for your organization.

Grows with your needs

Many web redesign projects start with a marketing focus, and concrete5 will help you achieve those goals quickly. Once you’re up and running, you’ll be pleased to discover the opportunities to do more with your website. Create private areas for classes. Share documents securely. Integrate with your student information management systems in ways that make sense for you.

Some examples

Here’s just a handful of the many .edu sites built with concrete5:

St. John's College

Emory & Henry College

Bethany College

Concordia University Nebraska

Bend Lapine School District