Register for Courses

In This Guide

Steps to Register for Learning

  1. Click the 'Learning Library' tab at the top of your welcome screen on BaylorCompass.

  2. In the search bar on the left, search by title, description, keyword, etc.; or limit your search using the Advanced Search options (click 'Advanced Search' on the right side of the screen).

  3. Hover your mouse over a course ('learning unit') title in the list to view the description; click a learning unit title to learn more and to register.

  4. Inside a selected learning unit, click the 'Enroll' button at the top right to register; in the drop-down that opens, choose whether to pick a session time now, or to pick a session later.

  5. Inside 'pick a session now,' view details of an available session by clicking on that session in the list.

  6. To register for a session, click the 'Enroll' button to the right of your preferred session; then click 'OK' inside the session detail.

    Note: When enrolling in a session, learning units with prerequisites will offer a pop-up reminder to take the prerequisite course(s) first.

  7. To exit from a learning unit without enrolling, click the 'X' beside the 'Enroll' button.

  8. Alternately, you can view learning opportunities via the 'Learning Calendar' - the middle of three view icons at the top-right of the Learning Library screen (above the Advanced Search button).

    The Learning Calendar allows you to view available sessions of a learning unit prior to enrolling.

Once you enroll in a learning unit, it will appear in your Learning Activities record. While you can withdraw from the learning unit, it will not be deleted from your record.

Request to Add External Learning

Learning completed through organizations outside of Baylor, such as conferences, trainings, and seminars, may qualify as 'external learning' that can be listed as a credit for you in BaylorCompass. These requests will be routed to your manager for verification and approval.

Steps to Request External Learning
  1. Inside the 'Learning Library,' click 'Add External Learning' at the top-left of the screen.
  2. Enter the 'External Learning Title' of your completed learning.
  3. Enter the start and end dates of your completed external learning.
  4. Enter a 'Description' that will help you and your supervisor remember what your external learning was about, where, how, or from whom it was offered, etc.
  5. Enter a 'Purpose' that describes the knowledge or skills you learned or developed during your external learning.
  6. Click 'OK' at the bottom of the pop-up window.
  7. Your manager must approve your External Learning Request before it is added to your 'Learning Activities.'
Steps for Managers to Follow to Review External Learning 
  1. Find and click the 'Approve Learning Requests' link in the My Tasks pane in your BaylorCompass 'Home' tab.

  2. Click the title of the requested learning under the 'Learning Unit' column to read the details entered by your employee; click the black (not red) 'X' in the upper right corner to exit the description.

  3. Click the check-box beside the name of the employee requesting external learning.

  4. Click either the 'Approve...' button or the 'Deny...' button at the top right of your screen; if denying the request, a reason or note of explanation should be added.

  5. Click 'OK' at the bottom of the pop-up window.


What if I don't see the course I'm looking for in BaylorCompass?

We suggest using the keyword search or advanced search options. Keep in mind that we are continuing to added courses regularly, so you may want to check back often. In the meantime, you may wish to contact and we can pass your request along to the appropriate course manager for consideration.

How do I see the courses I have completed?

Go to the 'My Performance' tab; Click on the 'Development Plans' tab; Select the 'Learning Activities' tab or the 'Transcripts' tab; Keep in mind that courses completed in the Training and Development system between November 2014 and February 2015 have not yet been loaded into the system. Those courses will be added in March.