(PRWEB) JUNE 01, 2017

ImageX, a Drupal web agency, is pleased to announce the launch of OpenEDU, a modular Drupal website framework built for higher education institutions. The platform leverages the Acquia Lightning distribution, combined with higher education specific features, theme and site structure. It is now available for free download through https://www.drupal.org/project/openedu.

Out of the box, OpenEDU saves higher education institutions and developers time and effort to create and launch a fully functional website. The framework includes a dynamic higher education theme, and a content structure that seamlessly enables complex relationships and dependencies between a college or university’s programs, classes, and faculty. The initial release of OpenEDU includes features such as: 

  • Pre-built components for programs, courses & profiles
  • Content workflows & governance
  • Easy-to-use, responsive layouts
  • News publishing
  • Powerful admin & user options

To experience how OpenEDU can empower your school’s web presence, please visit http://www.imagexmedia.com/openedu

The initial release of OpenEDU will serve as the foundation for the distribution, with four additional quarterly releases scheduled over the next year. ImageX is currently seeking pilots, partners and collaborators to finalize features for future releases.

"OpenEDU has evolved from a hypothesis to now its second major release," said ImageX CEO Glenn Hilton. "It is the culmination of inputs from over 30 higher education web implementations, industry experts, and a panel of higher education establishments, combined with technology recommendations from digital experience management solutions provider Acquia. We couldn’t be more excited to see the distro in use."

"OpenEDU brings together critical functionality to support the broad array of initiatives that campus digital technology organizations must support," said John Kennedy, open source product manager at Acquia. "With OpenEDU, universities can own their platform and launch modern, responsive, multi-channel experiences quickly and painlessly. Together OpenEDU and Acquia Cloud empower developers, site builders, and content contributors to work together seamlessly and realize the open source advantages of flexibility and transparency."

OpenEDU can be downloaded from https://www.drupal.org/project/openedu

About ImageX 
ImageX is a Drupal-based web agency and has delivered more than 300 Drupal sites to some of the world’s most prestigious brands, including Apple, Samsung, Adidas, Disney, Adobe, The Discovery Channel, Arizona State University and Trinity University. To learn more, please visit http://www.imagexmedia.com.

About Acquia 
Acquia is the leading provider of cloud-based, digital experience management solutions. Forward-thinking organizations rely on Acquia to transform the way they can engage with customers -- in a personal and contextual way, across every device and channel. Acquia provides the agility organizations need to embrace new digital business models and speed innovation and time to market. With Acquia, thousands of customers globally including Georgetown University, Princeton University, Trinity University, the BBC, Nasdaq, and the Australian Government are delivering digital experiences with transformational business impact. For more information visit http://www.acquia.com or call +1 617 588 9600.