Some Course Compass features include the ability to search for, enroll in and complete online courses; to manage class schedules, review coursework options, and monitor related announcements and bulletins; and to create to-do lists, manage contact information and set up email services. Other Course Compass sections feature up-to-the-minute news reports and product information from parent company Pearson Education, a valuable listing of helpful resource links related to Course Compass, and areas focused on customer support and help options available.
Course Compass provides detailed class information within specific categories, including detailed instructor information; links to written materials such as lecture notes, course outlines, class syllabi or homework assignments; and, if applicable to the class, access to an accompanying electronic textbook.
Course Compass also puts students within reach of helpful resources such as the site Discussion Board for connecting and sharing options with other students; the Blackboard Resource Center, where materials can be created, managed and modified; and the Digital Dropbox, for the submission of assignments, papers and exams.
Course Compass also provides a selection of class tutorials, instructional videos and other visual learning aids. Students can create and modify practice tests, assess and adjust their academic goals, build customizable study plans and goal calendars, and review a large library of topic-related supplemental material.