Online Course Brochures (OCBs) within the Charles Sturt University Future Students Hub are a key source of publically available course information for prospective students.
They are a course marketing tool used to provide engaging information about university courses and encourage students to apply.
There is an individual OCB for each program offered by the university and courses offered as articulated sets are linked within the brochures to assist students to navigate.
The OCBs contain much of the same information available to students through the Charles Sturt University Handbook. The Handbook, published by Governance Services, remains the official handbook of the university's courses and subjects.
OCBs are a complex web template containing a number of elements or building blocks:
New OCBs are created when there is a need to market/advertise a new course. The course must go through the university course approval process and be set up in a number of university systems before an OCB can be created:
The PCode is what links all the information from the different systems together.
When the Web Methods integration system detects that all the pieces are in place, it sends the information to the Content Management System (CMS) and automatically creates a new template OCB containing the data sourced from CASIMS, CAL and the Course Fee System (CFS).
The Division of Marketing and Communication (DoMC) are then responsible for adding all the additional information required to complete an OCB (faculty approved content, images and rich media).
The template is reviewed by the faculty/course director before it is published or set live to the public.
Each time course data is updated in an authoritative system (CAL, CASIMS, CFS), this will trigger an update to the corresponding data in the CMS.
The OCB must be approved/sent live in the CMS to display the updated data.
This process occurs once per week on a Friday, to align with the handbook update.
If you have a change that needs to be updated urgently after an authoritative system update, contact the IT Service Desk to request an out of process approval/set live.
The Executive Director, DoMC is the owner of the OCBs as a system and product. Responsibilities include:
If you have further questions or need technical help after checking the online self-help, contact the IT Service Desk
There is a specific category set up for OCBs in the Staff Service Centre - select the most appropriate sub category for your query:
Website / Online > Online Course Brochure (OCB)
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