Create beautiful websites
Education providers throughout Australia choose onCourse for their website. onCourse is a highly customisable student management system, ecommerce platform and marketing software, and is the most comprehensive student management software available today. onCourse powers short course providers, large enterprise, government and universities, with a pricing plan to suit everyone. The best course websites are all driven by onCourse. Start with one of our modern, responsive templates, then customise anything to suit your requirements. With an advanced architecture built to maximise SEO, exceptional faceted search engine and an enrolment-ready shopping cart, you’ll be processing sales within minutes of making your website live.
Need a website? It's built right in to onCourse
Your onCourse Website is an integral part of the onCourse software. Served from a high-performance secure data centre, onCourse websites are light years ahead of any other student management system or online ecommerce solution available. Use onCourse for a sophisticated online presence with compliance and student management built in.
Design your website, your way
With completely customisable HTML, you can take control and develop your website your way - the possible designs are virtually limitless. onCourse Website uses clean, semantic HTML that search engines love. And with direct access to your website HTML, you can add customisations to align with your SEO strategy and provide additional content for users.
Websites that look great on every device
onCourse Website uses latest design philosophy with a seamless user experience on any device. Designed to work on devices of every size, from wide-screen displays to tablets and mobile phones, everything on your website will resize and reposition for optimal viewing, no matter what device is being used. And with special performance optimisations for mobile devices, your website will respond quickly even on slower connections.
Sell courses online
onCourse ecommerce is the ultimate tool. If you’re an administrator who needs to manage your organisation online, then this is a great way to do it. onCourse offers everything you need, and it’s all built in: your shopping carts and purchase process are right there as part of your website - accept credit or debit card cards securely, including for recurring payments - and money goes directly into our merchant facility and available to you within one business day!
Enrolment by Application
Easy enrolment to fit your application process
As well as instantly enrolling students, you can also make any enrolment subject to application. Optionally accept any payment upfront and defer approval subject your own internal application processes.
Track enrolments in real-time
Enrolments are processed in real-time in onCourse so there’s always accurate enrolment availability right when you need it. When someone enrols, they’re automatically confirmed and invoiced by our platform and we’ll send an email notification too! You’ll always know when someone enrols and have accurate enrolment availability whether the enrolment takes place online, by phone or in-person.
Sell courses, products, vouchers and memberships
onCourse Website is one of the easiest ways to get customers loyal to your brand. Set up virtually any kind of product, issue gift vouchers or offer memberships using onCourse software. Sell products to supplement student learning, such as textbooks or audio, issue gift vouchers for special occasions or offer a membership to your high-value customers that provides a special discount on enrolment - give customers the flexibility to buy what they need when they want it.
Collect information from students
Custom fields mean you’ll always get the information you need upfront and never have to go back for more. Get all of your enrolment essentials collected in one registration - from contact information to payment settings, so that when it’s time for finalising an enrolment, nothing important is left out. Fully tailor to suit your needs by creating custom fields to collect different types of information upfront without having to go back to students with additional questions.
Advanced checkout for complex enrolments
The advanced checkout cart in onCourse Website is a flexible solution for the most challenging enrolment scenarios. Enrol one student or many by tailoring choice for students, payers, organisations, discount and voucher redemption, and collection of parent/guardian information. With the ability to handle complex scenarios with ease, onCourse Website gives you flexibility that can’t be matched.
Compliance with PCI Security Council Standards
PCI-DSS is the authoritative source for payment card industry-accepted security standards. PCI-DSS protects cardholder data in every transaction at all points of authorisation, processing and transmission. Our payment systems follow the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) for secure environments to accept, process, store or transmit credit card information.
Fast enrolment for existing students
The last thing students need is to remember is yet another password - they have enough to remember as it is. So our password-free enrolment process means existing students can enrol online quickly without having to remember their login details. Say goodbye to forgetting usernames and passwords because this enrolment process doesn’t need them!
Buy now, pay later
Boost your sales by allowing students to buy now and pay later. Take an initial deposit, or accept enrolment with no upfront fees - the choice is yours. Specify any number of instalments and due dates to build a payment plan that suits both you and your students.
Automatically publish content
Forget about needing to update your website with new classes or changes. Courses, classes, sites, rooms and tutor information are all updated in the background without needing to do a thing. Managing your website is painless because everything syncs automatically and stays up-to-date.
Search on almost anything
For the uninitiated, our search engine lets you find exactly what you’re looking for with just a few clicks. Users can search by keyword, time of day, day of week, find tutors, search by course text or titles. And with faceted search, users can combine multiple search terms to narrow down their search results and find exactly what they’re looking for - fast!
Content Delivery Network
Blazing fast speeds, from everywhere
Fast and secure, even in the most remote locations. That’s what onCourse delivers. Powered by Amazon Web Services, the world’s most popular and reputable cloud services provider, your onCourse Website is distributed across a global network so users experience superior performance and responsiveness, no matter where they are.
SEO built right in, Get a head start with essential SEO
onCourse understands the ins and outs of Google Search. With schema to support Google Rich Results, semantic markup, and other techniques built right in, onCourse is always working hard for you! Sitemaps are generated automatically, canonical links direct traffic to the important pages, and short persistent URLs all allow you to build up your SEO ranking over time. Trust your SEO strategy with onCourse today!
Simple website management
Manage your website and watch it update as you edit without ever needing to touch a line of code. Developed as the premium site management product for educators, onCourse is geared towards those with no development experience or interest in coding, but want total control over their content regardless. Whether adding images from the student management system or changing a course outline - you can do it all here.
Preview website changes before going live
What good is a website if it won’t let you make changes and preview them first? This is where our awesome onCourse Website content management system comes in. You can edit anything you want including any text, images or layouts as much as you like and then preview all those changes to see what they will look like before pushing the edits live. Isn’t that awesome?
Multiple Website Support
Serve multiple websites and brands
Powerful filtering capabilities in onCourse means you can serve multiple websites with completely different brands and designs, all from a single onCourse instance. Create different websites to focus on specific business opportunities and customise content to suit every audience. You can even offer the same course across multiple websites while managing them as a single entity in the onCourse software - there’s no need for multiple systems because onCourse does it all.
Robust web application security built in
The SSL/TLS Certificate is your assurance to customers that their data will stay safe and secure. Get a free SSL/TLS certificate included with your onCourse instance so you can rest assured your web application communications are secure and your customer data protected.
Powerful search capability
With faceted search, students never have to sift through an overwhelming number of irrelevant results. Go right for the good stuff with powerful search that allows users to tune their parameters with precision. Add search terms with our fantastic filter options - subjects, difficulty, distance from home, price, duration, delivery style - and onCourse will show only the information most relevant to each search. And if it’s not enough, you can find what is ‘near me’ or ‘coming soon’.
Gain valuable insights
I’ll bet you didn’t know that finding out what your students think is as easy as 1-2-3. Whether it’s end of course evaluations or midcourse feedback, onCourse has your back, delivering surveys wherever and whenever you need them: at enrolment, at course completion, midway through a course, at course commencement or on-demand. Review student feedback the instant it is received and publish the best reviews to your website with the click of a button. onCourse also integrates with popular survey tools, like SurveyMonkey and Alchemer (formally SurveyGizmo), so you can create and publish advanced online surveys within minutes.
Offer discounts of virtually any kind
onCourse software enables discounted pricing for students on virtually any offer, product or service - the sky’s the limit! Easily set discounts by by percentage or amount, set a specific price, limit maximum discounts, set date ranges or require promotional codes for redemption. Offer discounts to students by age, postcode, last enrolment date, purchase value, enrolment count or membership. You can even use negative discounts to charge a fee, such as a surcharge. All discounts are completely integrated with onCourse Website, so students can benefit from your discount strategies whether they enrol online, in person or by phone.
Support tutors online
Tutors love our portal because it makes managing courses easy. View training schedules, review courses before publication, synchronise training schedules to a mobile phone, mark rolls (including partial attendance), mark VET outcomes, update contact details, confirm availability, monitor enrolment numbers, get directions to training rooms and view training & assessment resources. Get ready to teach with all the tools and information at your fingertips.
Self-service student management
This is an essential tool for students - an all-in-one website that helps keep them organised and motivated. Find all the information they need in one place. View training schedules, synchronise schedules to a mobile phone, make payments, update contact details, get directions to training rooms, view training & assessment resources, review USI status, download certificates, view payment history, view enrolment history and check units/modules awarded. But this isn’t all - if you’re an organisation who has staff attending a training courses, you can also see their progress and record keeping!
Gain deep insights into website performance
Google Analytics integration with our ecommerce engine allows you to track any event, on every page of your onCourse website, from the beginning of a shopping process to the final conversion. Track events at every step of the enrolment process to provide a deep understanding of traffic flows through your onCourse Website it doesn’t get more comprehensive than this!
Find the way from anywhere
Our Google Maps integration takes the headache out of finding your way and means everyone knows exactly where to go for their next class, every time. Get directions on a mobile device from any location, whether travelling by car, public transport, foot or cycle.
Share on social media
Make it easier and faster for your website visitors to share your content with AddThis. All you need is an account and within seconds all of your web pages will be transformed with beautifully-designed social media sharing tools ready to go!
Automatically generated sitemaps
We take the hassle out of sitemap creation, so you can get back to your core business. Search engines like Google use sitemaps to more intelligently crawl your site. With an onCourse Sitemap, search engines will know everything about the structure of your site and which pages are most important. onCourse automatically updates your sitemap so search engines always know when its time to visit your website and collect recent updates.
Short, clean URLs that don't change
Our URL architecture is clean, reliable, and friendly to search engines. URLs for courses remain the same regardless of how many classes you schedule, so you can grow SEO value from increased page rank over time and inbound links don’t break.
CSS & JS Minification
Minify stylesheets and scripts automatically
Effortlessly manage all your documents
When it comes to managing all of your business documents, you need a system that’s secure and easy to use. onCourse delivers. Attach any document to virtually any object in Oncourse. Version control makes compliance simple - if you ever lose an important piece of data, retrace your actions with greater precision than ever before through our document history function.
Control access to your data
Protecting the privacy of your business data with onCourse means never having to wonder who can see what and where. Easily set permissions by assigning different roles, such as Manager or Employee, and control which parts of your information those people can view. With full audit history, you’ll know changes made to any part of the system. You’ll no longer have to worry about who has the right information or the ability to make changes.