Drupal has become one of the the most powerful open source content management systems and a popular choice among many higher education organizations and entities — likely for its flexibility, scalability, and high security. It puts mobile users at its core and is built for mobile first and desktop second.
Drupal provides up-to-date digital solutions and is backed by an active community members and teams of seasoned developers all over the world.
With Drupal, web content editors have much more functionality and the ability to better manage their content. The new site will provide a friendly interface for web editors to upload and revise content.
Pre-designed templates will put in place a uniform design system that will pull the site together into a cohesive look. These templates were also designed to meet University standards for accessibility, fonts, and colors. This will enable web page editors to save time by being able to focus solely on the content.
The templates provide flexibility in the way we present content to users, breaking it up into more digestible content blocks.
In an effort to keep our site secure and eliminate inactive users, we have identified and added one Drupal content editor for each site. If you need editing access for a site and have not received it from us, please complete the IMC web request form. You will need to provide the link(s) to the site(s) in which you need access.
Our training guide PDF is ready for use. Download the Drupal training guide.
If we have not contacted you and you would like further training, please reach out to us. We are happy to schedule tailored trainings based on your department or area-specific needs, which can include a deeper dive into other features or templates.
The main URL, sites.jcu.edu, has changed to jcu.edu. New URLs have been assigned, and IMC has worked to set up redirects for old URLs to redirect users to the new site.
However, if you receive a 404 error, please fill out a request form to have the page redirected. In your request, you will need to provide the following:
- Page where you clicked the link that is erroring
- URL of the page that shows the 404 error
- The new page URL it should be going to, if known
Consistent with its mission, John Carroll University seeks to ensure that every student, faculty, staff member and visitor feels welcome and has the equal access to work and educational opportunities. Accessibility helps make every member of the campus community feel welcome by providing all with access to educational and employment information and services.
By using a content management system with templates designed to meet University standards for accessibility, fonts, and colors, we believe it will be easier for the University to keep its web pages compliant with the the requirements under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and WCAG 2.0 accessibility requirements.
If you have a concern about accessibility of a particular web page or site, please submit the concern to these offices:
Allison West Kaskey
Director of Student Accessibility Services, and ADA Disability Coordinator
firstname.lastname@example.org or 216.397.4967
For Staff and Faculty:
Director of Regulatory Affairs/Risk Management, and ADA Disability Coordinator
email@example.com or 216.397.1982
We are maintaining the old JCU WordPress site for at least one year. If you need to reference any old pages, or download old images and files, please fill out a request form and ask for access information.