Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools

RDCRS switched from Existo Communications to WebGuide and integrated the Bus Status app for their school division and 23 schools.
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About the Client 

Although Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools was happy with their old platform, they switched to WebGuide for Schools to get the best design and user interface which increases the overall user experience. Worried about the transition, we ensured RDCRS that it would be as smooth as possible, and it was! Within a week, all schools were trained and ready to launch.


WebGuide for Schools has allowed RDCRS to focus on their content because it is so easy to update and manage. WebGuide allows staff of all technical abilities to update their resources on school websites and the division site.

With a strong visual identity, RDCRS' fully-responsive site places a visual emphasis on the division's environment of nurturing spiritual development. The new homepage design showcases the wide variety of programs on offer at RDCRS.

 


Integrated into WebGuide for Schools, RDCRS opted to use Box Clever Education’s entry-level Human Resources module, which allows them to post jobs directly to their site and allows division staff to categorize jobs to simplify the user experience for applicants.

 

 

Red Deer Catholic Regional Schools also launched Box Clever’s Bus Status App for both iPhone and Android, which connects to our Transportation system. All bus statuses are updated from the division site which pushes notifications out to the Apps, as well as all of the school websites.

The site integrates seamlessly with the division’s Active Directory system which makes it easy for new users to gain access to the site without having to remember another password!

When it comes to school website design, straight-forward navigation is key. Schools need to communicate with parents and students as efficiently as possible. At Box Clever Education, we created a custom content management system (CMS) called WebGuide for Schools that creates consistency across all websites in the district. Each school is on the same CMS, each website has the same features and tools, and they are all branded as part of Red Deer Catholic Regional Division. This consistent layout and feel ensures that all visitors are able to get the information they need quickly and easily.

Admin time is significantly reduced thanks to our simple-to-use system and effective setup and training. A half-day training session for staff is typically all the time schools need to create websites that are fully-populated and ready to launch! The system is so easy to understand that the designated staff members trained by our team at Box Clever are able to return to their schools and provide training to the rest of the school's staff. WebGuide for Schools also allows staff members to have access to multiple school sites, along with access at the district level.

Each school can choose from a selection of modern website themes designed by our team of professional web designers, and can further customize their site by choosing their colours, layout, and more. If a school is looking for a fresh, new look it’s as easy as logging into WebGuide and selecting a new website theme - all content is automatically switched over to the new theme without any additional work.  A website refresh has never been so easy!