To support the objectives of the Students First Operating Plan area of focus, Macquarie has initiated an enrolment review project to deliver a modern, more intuitive and mobile-friendly eStudent for our students.
This will be rolled out in October 2022 in time for the 2023 commencing student cohort.
What improvements are being delivered?
The new eStudent will simplify the way a student moves through their enrolment tasks providing a modern interface that is easier to navigate.
Staff will have real-time access to student enrolment information within the new eStudent, aiding ‘first-contact resolution’ endeavours for student enquiries.
What has been the progress so far?
- Project governance is in place and working group meetings are underway.
- Requirements gathering continues.
- Exploration of the new system is taking place.
- Baseline configuration and unit testing is in train.
What are the next steps?
As we near the end of 2021, our focus will be on preparing the new eStudent test environment for extensive configuration and testing in 2022.
We will also explore the capabilities of new functionality such as; mandatory tasks, class waitlisting, multi-class allocation, a new payment platform and form workflows.
Student representation will be included in the working group from February 2022 and student communications will occur from June 2022. Forums and training videos will form part of the overall project Communications strategy approaching Go Live and beyond.
Staff familiarisation and preliminary training will commence from June 2022.
Further communications about the progress of the project will be issued at regular intervals throughout next year.
When will I see the new system?
We have already begun to show the working group some of the functionality of the new system.
Staff will see more of the product from Q2-2022 for training and testing of the new system.
When will the new eStudent be delivered?
Go Live will be in October 2022,
Terminology to become familiar with:
- Ci Anywhere – the technology platform that the new eStudent is built on. Currently we use Ci.
If you would like any further information on this project, visit the ETS project webpage.