Navigation Activity (1 of 4) - Online Map & Compass: Students & Instructors

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity (1 of 4) - Online Map & Compass: Students & Instructors - Online Classroom

The first of four activities required to complete our Wilderness Navigation course.

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Not applicable. Online, self-paced course to be completed before scheduled In-Person Workshop.

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To sign up:

Before you can sign up for this eLearning Workshop as a student, you first need to sign up and pay for the "Foothills - Wilderness Navigation Course " (the link to that course is to the right).  Instructors do not need to pay.

Please prepare in advance by purchasing your Compass, Maps, and Book as described on the Course Page (link to the course page is to the right).

This is the first of four required course components. It must be completed prior to the In-Person Workshop.  There are no prerequisites.

This activity must be completed prior to In-Person Workshop. Please plan your time accordingly.   

ONLINE WORKSHOP:

 The eLearning Workshop is an online course that provides the foundation for the activities that follow. It is not optional and is not a substitute for other components.  Please consider your ability to work independently and  set aside the time you'll need to complete this course (It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours, not including the reading time. 

On the start date, you'll receive an email with a link to the Learning Management System (a separate system from Mountaineers.Org).  A volunteer instructor will be assigned to help you, to answer questions, etc.   You may work the modules in any order and  you must complete at least 87% of the online modules to be deemed complete.    The computer system requirements are listed in the Course Materials tab of the Course Page.

Compass and Maps:

See Required Equipment tab on the main Course Page. You need an approved compass and a USGS Baring map for this eLearning workshop.  Only specific compasses will be accepted, so before purchasing a compass make sure to read our compass requirements.  

Rescheduling or cancellation:

If you cannot finish this workshop within the time allotted, please contact your instructor as this is a prerequisite for the In-Person Workshop. 

We treat this activity the same as any kind of in-person activity.  If you don't begin, you'll be marked as a no-show.  If you don't finish, you'll be marked as unsuccessful. 

You can make changes on your own, prior to the registration close dates, or you can contact the course leader or member services to cancel or change.

INSTRUCTORS:

Your main role will be to answer questions and "mark" or grade certain modules. The activity leader also sets up student logins within the LITMOS Learning Management System, tracks student's progress, and manages completion.

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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Compass with adjustable declination, Burns & Burns Wilderness Navigation book, USGS Baring map.

Optional: Romer from MapTools.com, or paper printed romer from the Course Materials page. Some compasses have a romer scale on their base plate.

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