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Training Materials

New Navigate users are encouraged to use this webpage as a means to learn the basic platform functionality. Click into a topic below to read instructions on common Navigate functions. 

Training is also available through our team of Navigate Liaisons. Contact the Liaison from your college/school or message us at with days/times you're available and the modality you prefer (Zoom, Teams, or in person). An introductory training takes 30 minutes or less. 

Specific trainings on advanced platform features (Appointment Campaigns, Progress Reports, etc.) are offered throughout the year and are promoted on this page, through our newsletter, and through Announce. 

Group trainings for departments or program staff are also available. Please contact us at or (320) 308-6296 to schedule a training session for your team. 

How to Log into Navigate

Setting your User Preferences

Toggling between Roles

How to Search for a Student

Messaging Students through Navigate

How to Add an Advising Summary (Appointment Report)

What to Include in your Appointment Summary

Responding to Progress Report Campaigns

Progress Report Campaign Training

Issuing an Alert

Intervention Efforts: What Happens After You Issue An Alert?

How to Sync your Outlook Calendar to Navigate (for Advising Appointment Scheduling)

Using Success Indicators

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