I need some advisment for my job--
I work at a university. We do on-line, non-credit classes in Blackboard.
Currently, the way our on-line registration works is that the person registers. The registration is emailed to me. I type in the registration. I manually run the credit card. I notify the Blackboard people. They put them in Blackboard. We email the person. They take the class. We look to see if they pass. We mail them a certificate.
We would like to have this process be automatic and not need to wait for people to run credit cards, enter them in Blackboard, etc. I am fairly confident that we can build the course in whatever we need to (doesn't need to be blackboard), but we need some sort of web-site, program, code, php or something that will do the following:
Take the person's registration and run their credit card. Email them with a user name/password for the site and somehow match them up with the right course IF the credit card is accepted. At the end of the class, which they take on their own time, email a certificate of completion IF their score is over a certain amout.
My boss, my colleage and I seem to think this can be done, because it seems sort of like an on-line store. Our IT people say it is impossible (but perhaps just not something they want to do. Without their help, we have no idea where to go or even a ballpark cost to get something like this built. Do you have any advice?