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

Lecture: Wilderness Navigation Course

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

The second of four activities required to complete the Foothills Wilderness Navigation course.

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Online via Coassemble. Leader will send email with details.

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Sign up
Sign-up for the "Wilderness Navigation Course - Foothills" (click the link to the right).  Then go to the course webpage and click the blue "Manage Registration" button on the right side of that page.

This is the second of four required activities of the course and must be completed before the In-Person Workshop (activity 3 of 4). Completion of the online Map & Compass activity is a prerequisite. 

 This GPS Online Module covers the GPS system and tools.  It includes practical exercises with Gaia GPS and other tools, and prepares you for both 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 6 hours to complete).

On the start date, you'll receive an email with a link to the course on Coassemble (a Learning Management System separate from  You may work the modules in any order and  you must successfully finish all of the online modules to be deemed complete.  Volunteer instructors are available to answer questions.

Required Equipment:
A cell phone (Apple iOS or Android) with the Gaia GPS app installed.  Additionally, and will be set up on a computer/laptop/tablet and are used to create, print and share maps.

If you cannot finish this module within the time allotted, please contact the activity lead. You will not be able to continue the Wilderness Navigation course.

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

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

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