Students at Murdoch University have embraced a fresh new app and web platform this week, with more than 10,000 students logging in to access their uni life online on the first day.
The successful take-up of the new myMurdoch digital platform, since its release on Monday, has been consistent across the University’s three Australian and three overseas campuses. Almost 70% of students had used the platform by the end of day three.
The launch was the culmination of months of collaboration with students and Ex Libris’ campusM platform to develop a bespoke solution that provides students improved access to information about their studies and campus activities.
The update has significantly increased the functionality of the previous platform, giving students portable access to course information, a personalised calendar, career opportunity listings, notifications for on-campus activities, advice for studying and health and wellness support.
Murdoch Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director, IT Services, Mr Michael Grant, said the new myMurdoch was an example of Murdoch’s commitment to delivering the very best academic and social experience.
“The new myMurdoch is the digital portal to everything our students need in accessing their studies and university life,” Mr Grant said.
“So much of our lives exist across digital platforms and we are determined to provide the best possible experience for our students, so they immediately feel they are part of a modern and friendly community when they come to Murdoch. The unified cross-channel platform fits our digital strategy and will offer us many benefits, such as one ‘source of truth’ for student communications throughout the University.”
Murdoch University’s Associate Director of Digital Innovations Julie Whitlock said that the new portal focused on efficiency and relevancy.
“Using design thinking with a focus group of over 100 students, the portal and app was completely customised to meet the needs and preferences of our students,” Ms Whitlock said.
“Students receive personalised views and personalised content according to their campus, study level and student cohort.”
The myMurdoch desktop upgrade and app was launched for the start of second semester. Students are being encouraged to provide in-app feedback with the opportunity to win prizes.More information about myMurdoch can be found at www.murdoch.edu.au/students.