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 save courses to a stream in 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. 

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. The search features look very similar to the old searchable schedule but it includes more advanced functions. Be sure that the  “course section” button instead is selected instead of the “all” button if you simply want to search for classes (as seen in the screenshot below)! To learn how to log in and make full use of the search functions for courses visit our login and course search video.

 Screenshot of the Course Search highlighted in the list of available search options.

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

Screenshot indicating the gear icon for hiding/showing the search box and the advance query syntax popup which appears when focus is on the search button

Q: How do I view the courses and detailed course information?
A: The default course view is the list view, which resembles the searchable schedule course view. 

Screenshot of the Course Search results page in the List View mode and highlighting the option to toggle between List View and Grid View.

You can also choose to see the grid view, where you can see many courses at the same time, by clicking the small blue box on the top left of the course search page. 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. 

Screenshot indicating how to toggle the course view between List View and Grid View and a details popup that appears when the focus is on a particular course entry. height=

Q: How do I save courses to a stream?
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.  To learn how to add a course visit our adding a course video, and visit our calendar view video to learn more about seeing your chosen courses in a calendar view. 

Screenshot indicating how to add a particular course to your stream. Highlights three dots in a particular course cell for adding that course to a stream. Also displays the

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. 

In order to show a second way to add a course to a stream, this is a screenshot of a particular course's details page highlighting the add to my stream button.

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! To watch a quick video tutorial on how to share a course online visit our Sharing Courses video

Screen shot of the popup resulting from selecting the Share Button with the Choose People and Save & Done buttons highlighted.

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

Screenshot of a shared stream highlighting how saved courses in that stream appear in a list by year and semester.

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 on the “detailed view” button on the calendar view page of your courses.  

Screenshot of the course detail popup highlighting the CRN number.

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! 

Screenshot of a Biology major guide with the All search highlighted for finding major guides and with the list of requirements for that major highlighted on the left of the actual Major Guide page.

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.