Connecting students with a singular portal – anytime, anyplace, anywhere

Unitec is New Zealand’s largest Institute of Technology, operating in Auckland and educating over 20,000 students. They felt their existing systems were not compatible with their intent to leverage technology to offer class-leading experience and the best possible learning environment. To keep their edge, Unitec wanted to redesign their technology so their students would feel more connected to the Institute, their teachers, and their peers.

Provoke understood these challenges and proposed to create a student portal which would bring common systems together and deliver a holistic view of their student environment. It would also consolidate a clearer application process across different courses and allow the facilitation of course payments and form submission through links to the student portal.

The portal built for Unitec allows students to experience a streamlined classroom experience from on or off campus. Taking Unitec’s legacy system into consideration, the solution was designed to use an API which ties the on-premises content, external content, Office 365 and cloud Apps into one source and that is all available through Azure.


Provoke’s ability to deliver a solution that met Unitec’s objectives was heavily grounded in the Microsoft technologies and our knowledge of how to deploy them to the best possible effect. These included Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Azure.

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