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What is Navigate and why should I use it?

What is Navigate and why should I use it?

Navigate is an app for you to stay connected with the college. Through Navigate you can:

  • Make appointments with our services and advisors
  • See your academic plan and pick classes for next semester
  • Get reminded of to dos and important calendar events
  • See your class schedule
  • Access “Resources” to see your advisor and instructor’s contact information
  • Connect with other students in your classes through “Study Buddies”
  • Take the “Major Explorer” to learn more about the options at NECC

Watch this short video for a tutorial about Navigate created by another NECC Student: Quick Navigate Tutorial – March 25th 2020, 1:21:56 pm

How do I access Navigate?

How do I access Navigate?

Accessing Navigate is simple and free for students:

  1. Download the app by searching for “Navigate Student” in the Apple App Store or Google Play store
  2. Log into Navigate on your computer (using Chrome) to do Academic Planning. The URL is: necc.navigate.eab.com
Can I make an appointment with my advisor or other support services through Navigate student?

Can I make an appointment with my advisor or other support services through Navigate student?

  1. To make an appointment, click on “Appointments” in Navigate.
    'Appointments' screen shot
  2. Then, click on “Schedule an Appointment”:
    "Schedule an Appointment" screen shot
  3. Next, click the appointment reason: (this could be, Academic Advising, Financial Services, Career Center, PACE, and more!).
  4. You’ll be asked to pick a more detailed reason next. Be sure to click “Continue to next step” after you finish picking your appointment reasons:
    "Continue to Next Step" screen shot
  5. Next, pick your location. During the COVID-19 related closures, you should pick “Virtual appointment”.
  6. Next, pick the person you want to meet with, and then select a time that works for you.
  7. Input any notes about what you want to discuss in the appointment comments.
  8. Be sure to click “Confirm appointment” and opt in to text and email reminders!
  9. You are all set! You should receive a reminder on your to do list and you will get the text and email reminders, too!
Can I plan my class schedules using Navigate?

Can I plan my class schedules using Navigate?

Yes! You can use Navigate Student Planner to build your academic plan for many of the upcoming semesters. You need to use a desktop computer to access the planner, and we recommend using Navigate Chrome as your browser.

  • If you are a new student at NECC and have declared your major, you should see a list of suggested courses on the left of your planner, with a blank space on the right. Add some terms on the right of the page, and then you can add your courses from the suggested list to the terms.
  • If you declared your major before Fall 2019, you will need to get your list of courses needed to finish your major from an advisor or from your program website. Then, you can use the Search feature to add courses to terms just like a new student.

Once you add your courses, you should select “Pick Times” to select the actual sections of courses you plan to take.
Pick Times screen shot

You’ll need to set your preferences (Block off your busy time, and tell Navigate which campus you want to take classes on). Then, you can choose your sections and add them onto your schedule.

"My Planned Course" heading witha "CRN Search" button to the right. Below is a linked English course with availble times beneath it, and to the right a 'Sections" button to view sections.

It’s important to make sure you still check your degree audit every once in a while to make sure you aren’t missing anything crucial for graduation!

Can I register for classes in Navigate?

Can I register for classes in Navigate?

Not yet! You need to click the “Registration Portal” button to register for classes. First scroll to the bottom of the schedule you created in Navigate to see the CRNs for the courses.

Visual of where to find CRNs for courses which is located at the end of the text of the Course Name.

Then, click “Registration Portal” and “Search by CRN”. You can then pick the same courses you chose in Navigate and register for them in Banner Self Service.

Visual of "My Schedule" heading and "Registration Portal" button above the heading. A note below to "Click the 'Register' button to register at NECC. You can also print your schedule and see your advisor."

Can Navigate help me locate resources I may need?

Can Navigate help me locate resources I may need?

Yes! From the Navigate student homepage or app, click on “Resources” to find a director of all of the physical and digital resources available to you as an NECC student. If you click the “People” Tab at the top, you will also be able to access the contact info for your advisor and your instructors.

Will Navigate remind me of deadlines and things that I need to do?

Will Navigate remind me of deadlines and things that I need to do?

Yes! Navigate has a special list of to dos that are the most important things to remember throughout the semester. Keep in mind that these to dos do not include assignments from your professors. You can add those yourself, by clicking “Add Personal Reminder”.

You can OPT IN to receive notifications on your mobile device through push notifications, email, and/or text messaging. Click on the “Settings” button and “Update Notification settings” to OPT IN.

I just resolved a hold or registered for a class and it hasn’t changed in Navigate, why?

I just resolved a hold or registered for a class and it hasn’t changed in Navigate, why?

If you made a change to your academic data (changed your major, removed a hold, or added/dropped a class) you will need to wait until the next morning to see the change reflected in Navigate. If the issue persists longer than 24 hours, contact navigate@necc.mass.edu.

How do I change my notification settings?

How do I change my notification settings?

You can OPT IN to receive notifications on your mobile device through push notifications, email, and/or text messaging. Click on the “Settings” button and “Update Notification settings” to OPT IN.

Help! Something is wrong with my class schedule

Help! Something is wrong with my class schedule

Course schedules are updated every 24 hours in Navigate, so check back tomorrow if you added or dropped a course that’s not appearing correctly. If the issue continues, contact navigate@necc.mass.edu

One of my majors is appearing, but not my second major!

One of my majors is appearing, but not my second major!

Navigate only displays one major, so if you’re double-majoring your second major will not appear. Don’t panic!

What do I do if my app is frozen or acting weird?

What do I do if my app is frozen or acting weird?

Try to conduct a hard close and relaunch the app. For iOS, double click the home button and swipe away the app preview to close. For Android, open the app manager view and slide the app preview away.

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