Okanagan College unveiled its new online presence on Monday when it launched a new website with an enhanced look, new features and improved navigation.
The site, which welcomes nearly a million unique visitors each year who visit more than 6.7 million pages, features a revamped aesthetic with a clean and modern look and feel.
From a navigational perspective, the site offers an increased number of direct links to top level pages within the site, courtesy of a horizontal drop down menu with 29 options for users to enter the site.
The project was led by a cross-functional team of Okanagan College employees that was guided by analytic research and consultation with students, employees and members of the community.
Monday’s launch marks the first significant redesign of the site since 2005 at www.okanagan.bc.ca.
“The launch of our new site marks an important development for the College,” said Allan Coyle, director of public affairs. “Our website is the primary source of information for prospective and current students as well as our employees and community partners.
“The new site offers greater access to information, news, events, and is easier to navigate. We took the time to listen to our users and have responded with a site that will do a better job of answering their needs.”
Among the new features on the home page is a Google calendar of events at the college, channels for current college news, and links to the College’s new social media directory, which lists a variety of accounts, RSS feeds, blogs and other social tools.