Are you interested in becoming a Digital Navigator? Want to know more about what a Digital Navigator does? You’ve come to the right place!
Digital Navigators are a critical component of our program
While our microcredentials are online, students are not alone as they move through the learning material on their own time, at their own pace. The Digital Navigators are right there with the students – acting as a facilitator, checking in with them, grading assignments, and tracking progress. Key traits of great Digital Navigators are compassion, commitment, and attention to detail.
The Role of the Digital Navigator
The most important job of a Digital Navigator is to provide dedicated support to help students stay on track.
While the quizzes are autograded, Digital Navigators use rubrics to grade the hands-on projects and provide feedback.
Track Student Progress
Assess student engagement, analyze progress, and intervene when necessary to support student completion.
Testimonials from our digital navigators
Benefits of being a Digital Navigator
Make a difference
Know that you are helping students learn digital skills that will benefit them in their academic and career endeavors, fostering equitable access and outcomes.
Microcredentials in a college environment are a new way to deliver current, in-demand content. Digital Navigators are critical to the success of this new model.
Earn some money
Pick up a few hours in your schedule, earning some extra money while helping students learn digital skills that they can use in school and in their workplace.
How to become a Digital Navigator
Attend an Info Session
The first step in becoming a Digital Navigator is attending a free information session where you'll learn about the role of Digital Navigator, the expectations, and hiring process.
Before applying for a Digital Navigator position, you must complete the microcredential you wish to apply for with a 90% or above.
Apply and Interview
Submit an application in ACC's portal and go through the interview process. Applicants will be interviewed by a committee using a rubric and those hired will join a pool of navigators.
Complete the required 4 1/2 hours of Digital Navigator training including overview and expectations, navigating the learning management system, and utilizing data.
Frequently Asked Questions
This is really hard to answer. As our microcredentials roll out, the number of sections will be determined by student and professor demand. We cannot guarantee that the demand will be consistent throughout the school year. However, our goal is to maintain a balance between available Digital Navigators for a specific microcredential and student/professor demand.
Digital Navigators must first pass the microcredential they would like to navigate, passing it with a 90% or above, before applying for the position.
As we continue to offer our first microcredential, we are getting a better sense of the average time commitment needed per student. However, the time commitment for a Digital Navigator cannot exceed 19 hours per week.
You need to have a bachelor’s degree and have passed the microcredential(s) you want to navigate with a 90% or higher.
The pay rate for the Digital Navigator role is currently being evaluated by HR Compensation.
You may become qualified and navigate as many microcredentials as you are able. Navigators can work up to a combined 19 hours per week.
Once you have been hired as a Digital Navigator, you will be added to the Digital Navigator pool. As microcredential sections open up, Digital Navigators who are certified for that microcredentialate will be notified of the opening and assigned based on availability.