Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the difference between Compass and Pragya?
  • How do I log in?
  • How do I search for a course on Compass?
  • 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: What is the difference between Compass and Pragya? 
A: Kenyon Compass is the online planning tool for students. Pragya Systems is the team that builds the website. 

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 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. 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. Be sure to click 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]. 

Course search screenshot
Q: How do I add a course?
A: To add a course, you need to first create a stream, which is a container for all kinds of resources. First, select “course” on the search bar and press “search”. Under the “My Stream” bar on the right, click “Create a Stream”. Create a stream from scratch, type in the stream name (and the optional description), then click “save and done”. Next you can use the search box 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! A quick video tutorial on how to add a course and see the calendar view can be found [here]. 

Screenshot of course detail page showing where to create a stream and how to add a course to a stream.
Q: Can I share my courses online with my advisor and others? How?
A: When you share the stream that contains all your courses with others, they will receive notifications that direct them to see it. To share a stream, 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”. 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]. 

Q: How do I look up the CRNs (Course Registration Numbers) for registration?
A: Once you find a specific course 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. 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! 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. 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.