Navigate is a student success management system. This comprehensive technology links advisors, staff, and students to create a coordinated network of support and a clear path to graduation.
Navigate will dramatically improve advisor and staff workflow with an advanced platform that will replace two current technologies.
Although Canvas will remain as an advising tool indefinitely, the Office of Instruction will only continue to maintain advising lists there through fall 2019. Starting in winter 2020, lists will be maintained in SMS (and later ctcLink) and Navigate. Because we want students to use Navigate, it's important that our advisers also use it. Faculty who want to have their advising lists maintained in Canvas after fall 2019 should contact Shalaina Williams.
It’s important to familiarize yourself with Navigate, as this technology will eventually integrate into your workflow. From onboarding new students to advising at every level of the student journey, our goal is to strategically design Navigate to help facilitate the tremendous work you are already doing to serve your students. Your input is essential as we work to customize the Navigate platform to fit your needs. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns.
We will begin piloting Navigate with incoming students in spring 2019, along with a select group of employees who will participate in their first training session on March 18, 2019.
Navigate is expected to go live for all students, faculty and staff in fall 2019.
Yes. ctcLink is the Washington community and technical college system version of PeopleSoft, often referred to as a transactional system. Transactional systems cover many different aspects of college operations, from student registration to payroll.
Navigate is primarily a student onboarding and advising tool. Data will be uploaded from ctcLink into Navigate (and from SMS prior to going live with ctcLink).
Currently LCC is scheduled to go live with ctcLink in February 2020. That means that when Navigate is launched in May 2019 (pilot in May, full implementation in fall 2019), it will run from SMS (also known as Legacy) data. We will switch over to ctcLink data once we are live on that system.
Adoption of a student onboarding and advising technology system is a requirement of our Guided Pathways grant, and we received one-time funds in 2018 to help with the initial project cost.
Navigate will support two of the four Guided Pathways pillars, including "helping students choose and enter a pathway" and "keeping students on the path." Learn more about Guided Pathways at lowercolumbia.edu/guided-pathways.
While the details are still being worked out, the intention is to maintain advising lists in SMS (and later ctcLink) and use that data to populate both Navigate and Canvas.