Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I log in?
  • How do I search for a course on Compass?
  • How do I view the courses?
  • How do I add a course on Compass?
  • How do I look up the CRNs (Course Registration Numbers) for registration?
  • Can I share my courses online with my advisor and others? How?
  • What else can I do on Compass?
  • How can I ask questions or leave comments about the site?

Q: How do I log in?
A: Kenyon Compass uses Single Sign On, which allows you to use your Kenyon username and password. Go to Compass.kenyon.edu, and you will be directed to the login page for the Compass website. You will also be asked to confirm your sign in with Duo 2FA. Another way to log is to go to pragyasystems.com and click “Login” on the top right. Under “login using your institution” select “Kenyon College” from the list. Then use your Kenyon username and password to log in. (Pragya Systems is the team that builds the Compass website.) 

Q: How do I search for a course on Compass?
A: To search for a course use the Search Bar on the top of the homepage once you log in. Be sure to choose the  “Course” button instead of the “all” button if you simply want to search for classes! A quick video tutorial on how to log in and make the full use of the search functions for courses can be found [here]. 

 

Hover your mouse over the top "Search" button to see the instructions for more advanced searches.

Q: How do I view the courses and detailed course information?
A: The default course view is in grid view, where you can see many courses at the same time. Hover your mouse over the courses or simply click on them, and you can see more details, including course description, class time, instructor, and many more. You can also choose to see it in list view, which resembles the searchable schedule course view, by clicking the small blue box on the top left of the course search page.

Q: How do I add a course?
A: First use the search box under “Course” option to find whatever class you want. On the course list/grid view, click the three-dots icon on the top right of each course box to add it to your stream, which is your folder for courses! You can also see the calendar view by clicking on “Check Schedule”, or the list view with course details by clicking the “Detailed View” on the calendar view page. A quick video tutorial on how to add a course and see the calendar view can be found [here]. 

Another way to add a course is through the course detail page. Click into the course that interests you, and click the top right button "add to the stream" to add it. A quick video tutorial on how to add a course and see the calendar view can be found [here]. 

Q: Can I share my courses online with my advisor and others? How?
A: When you share the stream/folder that contains your courses with others, they will receive notifications that direct them to see it. You can easily share it by clicking the “Share” button on the top right of the calendar view page, and choose the people you want to share your course information with. Before you share the information with

 others, you also can give them permission to either read, write or share (or all three) your stream of courses. Finally press “save & done” and you have successfully shared it! A quick video tutorial on how to share a course online can be found [here]. 

If you are wondering how your shared information looks to your advisor, refer to the picture below.

There is a more direct way to share the courses: through the homepage. Click “my home” on the menu bar to land on the homepage. Select “streams” under “Content Created By Me”. Click into the stream you want to share. On the top right of the stream page, find the “share” button with a sharing icon, and click “choose people”. 

Q: How do I look up the CRNs (Course Registration Numbers) for registration?
A: Once you find the courses you like, you can easily see the 5-number long CRN under the course title. If you want to view the CRNs of all your courses in the end, click at the “detailed view” button on the calendar view page of your courses.  

Q: What, besides looking for classes, can I do on Compass?
A: Compass can help you plan out your courses and keep track of your four-year academic footprint at Kenyon. One of the most significant projects are “Major Guides”, which can give you easy access to a comprehensive rundown of the requirements for your major. As the site continues to develop, you’ll also be able to find detailed information on Study Abroad programs, internship opportunities, alumni profiles and more! A quick video tutorial on the overall use of Compass can be found here [link].

Q: How can I ask questions or leave comments about the site?
A: Contact Helpline! They’ll be able to answer questions about how to use Compass, and can take down your feedback for further improvements on the site. Kenyon and Pragya are close partners, so rest assured that your feedback will be well-attended!

If you still have confusions, feel free to check out our quick video tutorials, or contact helpline through email or Google Chat: helpline@kenyon.edu.