Jefferson College is a 6,000-student rural community college based in Hillsboro, MO, just outside St. Louis. Blayzer’s highly collaborative project for JeffCo included website design, custom Drupal CMS development, content strategy, and an extensive user training program. We successfully updated the site by streamlining 7 individual websites into one single build with a fresh and brand-consistent design, consulting with 20+ departments to create an advanced content strategy and workflow, and creating a custom-tailored training program and documentation specifically for their site and processes. See the results at the NEW https://www.jeffco.edu.
One of the more unique aspects of this project was the extent of our collaboration with the JeffCo team. In addition to the usual marketing and IT points of contact, we also worked closely with JeffCo’s various department heads.
Early on, we sat down for 20+ individual meetings to make sure each stakeholder’s wants and needs were addressed in the plans for the new site. It was a lengthy and intensive discovery process, but the end results more than justify the effort put in by all parties. The new JeffCo web solution successfully balances a large amount of information and gives each department its chance to shine.
Once the website was built, we again worked closely with JeffCo’s department heads to train them on how to use and maintain the new site. After 2 full days of on-site training and instruction sessions, JeffCo’s teams were empowered with the necessary skills and strategy to tackle the monumental task of content management. We think they’re doing an awesome job!
Besides a strong focus on collaboration, what else does it take to bring a HigherEd web project like this together? What kinds of challenges and opportunities can arise during development? Get the full story behind this project here: JeffCo Case Study