In this paper, the largest residential university in South Africa is placed in the spotlight. Measures are discussed as to how the university reacted to the sudden lockdown enforced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A specific course is looked at, namely Sage Pastel Accounting, a semester course taken by second-year students. The South African scene is described, with the digital divide being highlighted among students. The manner in which the course is adapted for the new, online environment is discussed, followed by challenges faced, and lessons learnt. Future research includes, to determine if certain sections of the course cannot remain online, as the overall pass rate did not decline significantly.