onCourse in Action

Practical magic. Critical mass. Mass appeal.

With 38,000 students at six campuses (including one in Singapore), The University of Newcastle integrates study with practical experience.

The problem

The University of Newcastle had recently established a Sydney campus right in the heart of the CBD and were delivering their regular degree programmes from that site. They wanted to expand into short courses both to deliver to an important market and also to explore the idea of providing new entry points into higher education.

And they wanted to launch in six weeks.

The solution

We worked with the client to wireframe the site, navigation and structure. Redback Solutions (based in Newcastle) were brought on board by us to complete a new the website design in record time and hand it over to ish developers for implementation.

In the meantime we provided a hosted onCourse offering from our data centre, turning around the base system, setup and on site training in only two weeks.

The result

The new website generated provided a platform for students to see course information, enrol and pay online keeping the need for staff at The University of Newcastle to a minimum. Furthermore, data entry errors were virtually eliminated with an AutoMate integrtion, which provides several checks to data entered into onCourse, identifying incorrect information and alerting users immediately. onCourse can integrate with many 3rd party back end systems to accommodate clients’ business needs.