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Quick Start Guide for Supervisors

This page applies to Compact2Learn supervisors.

Welcome to Compact2Learn!

Compact2Learn is a tool used to capture student civic engagement experiences and measure civic learning outcomes. Students use Compact2Learn to track the details of their service or civic engagement programs, allowing institutions to evaluate student learning outcomes. Compact2Learn offers a forms and evaluation tool and an optional Online Approval feature, which allows supervisors and faculty to verify service or civic engagement programs. You can use Compact2Learn to approve or reject student activities and complete forms and evaluations. Additionally, you are notified via email once a student submits activities for approval or you must complete a form or evaluation.

If you are a supervisor at multiple institutions, you can review all your student activities in one Compact2Learn account.

1. Set Up Your Compact2Learn Account

If you haven’t already, please make sure to set up your Compact2Learn account. You will receive an email inviting you to create your account; follow the steps to complete registration, which will take less than five minutes.

2. Review Key Supervisor Features

As a supervisor, you will be monitoring, reviewing, and approving your students’ activities. The following information is important to review so you know what to expect and how to manage student activities and information:

3. Important Notes

Note the following:

  • Supervisors will not see students or their activities until they submit their activities for approval. When they do, you'll receive an email letting you know they've been submitted. You can always log in to your account to view your approval requests.
  • You can edit forms you already submitted. If the program approved the form, you must contact them first to unapprove it in order to make changes.
  • You can use any browser to access Compact2Learn, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Edge. Note that as of September 21, 2020, all versions of Internet Explorer, including Internet Explorer 11, are incompatible with Compact2Learn.
  • If you need assistance, contact customer service.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Submit Activity Approvals

I have two supervisor accounts with two different email addresses. Can I merge them?

Yes. Contact customer service to request a merge.


I created my Compact2Learn account; however, I can't see all of my students in my account.

You'll only see students once a student sends you their first approval request or you receive a form or evaluation for them.

I've received a form or evaluation; however, I can't complete my section.

If you have multiple roles in Compact2Learn, make sure you are logged in under the correct role. If you still can't complete the section, contact the institutional administrator or customer service to see if there is an error with the form.


My student says they submitted activity approvals to me, but I don't see any to approve in Compact2Learn, nor have I received an email.

First, confirm with the student that they submitted the activity for approval. The activity will have a Submitted approval status in Compact2Learn under their account.

If the activity is in the correct status, then confirm with the student that they have you listed as their supervisor. If they have the incorrect supervisor listed, they can contact customer service to make this change and retract previously sent activities. If you are listed as the supervisor, then you can contact customer service.

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