Monday, 17th October 2011
Coppin State University selects Jadu Web Content Management for web strategy and online student engagement
Coppin's tree-lined 52-acre campus in West Baltimore is one of the city's most impressive settings for learning. It is very much an urban campus and popular with students from Baltimore’s 50+ metropolitan area public schools.
Coppin selected Jadu after an exhaustive review of leading CMS systems in the Higher Education market. An aggressive program for radically transforming the University's corporate website is underway and the University is in the process for re-designing their website.
"We have already installed the Jadu CMS on our servers and are now working with Jadu and our creative agency LMD on the design," says Andrew Bain, Director of Web & Multimedia Development. "We have developed a great partnership with Jadu and they have been pro-active in meeting our technical needs."
Coppin has implemented the .NET version of Jadu CMS, which is very popular with the company's extensive Government user base. The University has a significant SharePoint implementation and was keen to select a CMS that could surface content from SharePoint easily. Jadu CMS ships with a SharePoint connector that enables content to be pushed to the web and syndicated along with content from other sources and back office systems.
"We are excited to be implementing the Jadu CMS as a platform for the University's web strategy. Jadu has shown focus and dedication to building strong partnerships in Higher Education and we like that," said Dr Ahmed El-Haggan, CIO at Coppin State University. "At Coppin we are all about partnership and we are looking forward to working with Jadu to deliver an outstanding digital experience for our students and teaching staff."
"We are thrilled to be working with Coppin," says Suraj Kika, CEO of Jadu. "Jadu has developed a special partnership with the talented team at Coppin and we're really excited to see how the University's website transforms as the result of Jadu CMS."
Coppin is currently migrating content to the new CMS infrastructure and will be developing new features on the Jadu platform over the coming months.
About Coppin State University
Coppin State University is a growing comprehensive, urban, liberal arts institution that sits on a 53-acre, tree-lined campus in West Baltimore. One of the city's most impressive settings for learning, Coppin offers 53 majors and nine graduate-degree programs. Coppin has the atmosphere of a serene residential University with a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and continuing service to its community.
Coppin offers high quality academic programs, innovative curricula and the latest advancements in technology. Students have the opportunity to participate in internships, cooperative education, field placements and practicum. Coppin offers degree programs in Criminal Justice, Education, Health Information Management, Applied Psychology, and Nursing among other academic programs. Students are prepared for graduate and professional school as well as careers in the various disciplines.