Navigation Activity (2 of 4) - Online GPS: Students & Instructors

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

Navigation Activity (2 of 4) - Online GPS: Students & Instructors - Online Classroom

This is the second of four activity required to complete the Foothills Wilderness Navigation course.

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Instructions will be sent out closer to the course start date.

Click the "More+" button below to read all the important info!

To sign up:

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

This course activities requires you to have a Smartphone.  You will be instructed to install Gaia GPS App at no cost, using your member benefits.

This is the second of four required activities of the course and must be completed before the In-Person Workshop (activity 3 of 4). It is not optional. Completing of the online Map & Compass activity is a prerequisites. 


 The GPS Online Module is an online review of the GPS system and tools.  It includes practical exercises with Gaia GPS and other tools, and prepares you for the In-Person Workshop and Field Trip. 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 component. It takes approximately 4 to 5 hours to complete. 

On the start date, you'll receive an email with a link to the material.  A volunteer instructor will be assigned to help you, to answer questions, etc.   You may work the modules in any order. All quizzes must be completed in order to successfully complete this component. 

Required Equipment:

We have standardized on the use of a Smartphone with Gaia GPS.  If you use any other device or app, it is up to you to understand its operation related to on-screen mapping, along with making and using tracks, routes, and waypoints. 

Rescheduling or cancellation:

If you cannot finish this component within the time allotted, please please contact your instructor.

We treat this activity the same as any other 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. Please plan your time  so you can finish within the time allotted.

If you begin this Online Course and then change your registration to another date, you will keep your access to the material, and just have a new completion date for our volunteer instructor to track against. Just remember that this module must be completed prior to your scheduled In-Person Workshop.  

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.


Your main role will be to answer questions and grade the quizzes. The activity leader also tracks student's progress, and manages their completion.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

See Course Materials tab and Required Equipment Tab on the Course page for more details on the Smartphone and Gaia GPS requirements

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