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Course Browser and Handbook 2016 - Go Live

From Wednesday 5 August, the Course Browser began displaying the 2016 courses.
Many thanks to the Web Services team for enabling this transition to happen with minimal disruption to both staff and prospective students.

Please note that when viewing a 2016 course within the Course Browser, there is no longer any reference to the year within the URL (eg Bachelor of Nursing is http://www.acu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/nursing_and_midwifery/nursing/bachelor_of_nursing).
If you find links anywhere within the website that display courses with “2015” in the URL, please advise the IRM Section so that the issue can be rectified as soon as possible.

The 2016 Handbook is now live and can be found via the Handbooks page.

The IRM team have now finalised the quality checking of the Course Browser and Handbook for 2016, working towards a more consistent style and formatting to ensure data integrity.

We have also endeavoured to ensure that every Handbook 2016 page complies with the accessibility requirements as per the following item.

Students Website Accessibility Audit

Vision Australia recently completed an accessibility audit of the Students website at the request of Web Services. IRM team members attended a teleconference where the results of the audit were discussed.

The audit has provided several recommendations that should be implemented so that the Students site is more compliant. As a result, IRM will be reviewing all Student Administration web pages over the coming months (as time permits) and updating any pages/content to meet these recommendations.

As part of this review, the IRM team is incorporating this into the current update process for the 2016 Handbook and Course Browser pages.

Course Cost Database

The 2016 Course Cost database, which provides indicative first year costs for all course/campus offerings has been updated during the past week to reflect recent changes to course offerings. These changes have been entered into SZACIDF and SOZCINF screens in Banner for government reporting purposes.

The 2016 Course Costs database has also been sent to Web Services and can be viewed from the Units and Course Costs webpage.

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Important Reminders

Work Requests
When submitting work requests, please use the IRM Work Request Form and ensure that the wording complies with the Student Administration Style Guide located in the All Student Admin section of Knowledge Manager.

Student Connect Noticeboard
Changes to the Student Connect Noticeboard should also be submitted via the IRM Upload Request form. Please remember to visit the noticeboard regularly to ensure it stays current.

 

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