Kanopi + Drupal = Higher Education

Kanopi + Drupal = Higher Education

Harnessing the power of Drupal to create a customized user experience for students, faculty and staff

How We Work with Higher Education


Our team has 10 years and thousands of combined hours of experience building and maintaining higher education sites in Drupal as well as hosting with Acquia, BlackMesh and Pantheon.

Value Driven

From website strategy, design and support, we provide universities with value driven end-to end solutions in keeping with branding and style guidelines and the need to balance priorities between administration, faculty, students and stakeholders.

Solutions Oriented

From migrations to new development, we design sites that meet your website’s goals, audience and functionality needs for maximum results.


Berkeley I School

Kanopi Studios took over The I School at UC Berkeley contracted Kanopi Studios to migrate their legacy site to the newer version of Drupal. In addition to the migration process, I School also wanted to do a redesign, as well as provide guidance on the modernization of development techniques. 

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We heart High Education

Colleges, universities, and other higher education institutions are a lot of things to a lot of people. They’re filled with some of the smartest people on the planet who are trying to share their information with not only their peers, but also with laypeople and prospective students. Some institutions have hundreds of departments, each with its own goals and priorities.

So how do you build a website that meets the complex and multilayered needs of higher education?

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Mukurtu is a free and open source community content management system which is adaptable to the local cultural protocols and intellectual property systems of Indigenous communities, libraries, archives, and museums. It is a flexible archival tool that allows users to protect, preserve and share digital cultural heritage through unique Traditional Knowledge licenses. Kanopi Studios are the primary developers of Mukurtu 2.0, which is co-funded by Washington State University and the Center for Digital Archaeology.

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Why Drupal is a good fit for University websites

Create a custom user experience for faculty, students and staff through use of Drupal’s user roles and permissions.

Drupal’s robust content management system allows universities to easily create relationships between people, research, news, events, videos and other content according to topic, expertise or degree program. The opportunities for creating interconnected content are endless.

Drupal’s powerful reporting features enable administrators to quickly generate valuable information about current and prospective students, faculty and alumni and generate reports on demographics, course enrollment, payment and application process.


Our support packages start as low as ten hours a month. Hours not used one month, rollover to the next one, providing maintenance of contributed and custom modules, security patches as well as expert guidance on best ways to continually improve your site’s functionality and user experience (UX).

What Our Higher Education Clients Say

  • "We are physicians, nurses, pathologists, scientists and analysts. We are really good at what we do but for the most part, we are not coders, UX experts or designers. We need access to this expertise to create the best forward face we can for our collaborators, colleagues, students and patients. Not only does Kanopi excel at these services for the Drupal platform, but they have an uncanny ability to understand our needs and present it back to us in a way that moves the project forward. Research is thorough, roadmaps are laid and the projects are delivered on time and in budget. Three thumbs up!"

    Sarah Joost - UCSF Urology

  • “We had great experience working with Kanopi Studios to launch our UCSF Smoking Cessation website. The previous contractors lacked the technical expertise we needed to launch our site. Kanopi jumped right in and filled in all the gaps and addressed urgent issues right away. We were really happy to work with the team and they have been excellent with trouble shooting both pre and post launch. They kept everything on time and within budget. I would whole-heartily recommend Kanopi for any web related project, a true pleasure to work with the entire team.”

    Gil Lorenzo
    Project Coordinator - Smoking Cessation Leadership Center