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How to navigate Maven and find your course syllabus, events, and community

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Written by Chelsea Wilson
Updated over a week ago


  • Home is where you'll access the course content, events, and community.

  • You can access Home via a direct link provided by your instructor or by visiting and clicking on the course.

  • Your course's Home may be locked until closer to the course start date.

What's in Maven's Student Home?

Each course Home will look slightly different based on the course's content, but the layout of the Home page is similar to the screenshot below. Each course is organized by weeks and modules. Here's an overview of the key places to check out in your course Home.

Here's a helpful guide for each of the key parts of your course Home page:

Home button: Click here any time to return to the overview of the course, organized by weeks and modules.

Inbox: Click here to see your notifications. These include direct messages, tags, and replies to threads. We'll also email you up to 2x per day with these notifications.

People: Go here to see who else is in your cohort. You can connect with them on LinkedIn or send them a direct message from this tab as well.

Channels: Read announcements, post questions, share your work, and connect with peers in the channels. Below channels, you'll see a list of any DMs you've started or that have been sent to you.
Each project has a channel where you can submit your work and get and give feedback.

Threads: In channels, you'll see posts from the instructor or other students. Click on the post to open a side view panel where you can respond in a thread.

Modules: These are collections of lessons, resources, and projects. They are usually organized by topic or objective, and they are shown in a weekly timeline.

Lessons: Usually videos, pre-readings, case-studies, or links to templates or additional resources. If your instructor has assigned a suggested due date, we'll email you about 24 hours before the lesson is due to remind you. In most courses on Maven, you'll retain lifetime access to the lessons in your course so you can review them as often as needed.

Projects: Your instructor might include some projects in the course to help you apply what you have learned. You might be asked to share a response or reflection, complete a worksheet, create an artifact, etc. Course projects are in modules. Maven will send you a reminder email about 24 hours before a project is due.

Events: Any live sessions held during your cohort will appear in the week they are scheduled. Closer to the event start time, you'll see a "Join" button, and after the event ends, you'll see a button to view the recording.

For more on how Maven's live cohort events get added to your calendar and how you can access them, check out this guide.


  1. Can I download the course content (videos, lessons, etc.)?

    1. No, videos and lessons cannot be downloaded. Your instructor may provide other resources via Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., that can be downloaded.

  2. What if I don't see the live session events on my calendar?

    1. Please check out this guide for troubleshooting steps. If you're still unable to add the events, please reach out to us at [email protected].

  3. Is all the course content available to me as soon as I enroll?

    1. It may be. Your instructor can set release dates for the entire Home page and individual modules. If the Home page isn't yet available for access, you'll see a Welcome Screen with a countdown timer letting you know when you can access the content. If a module isn't yet released, you'll see a lock icon next to the module name and the date it will be released.

  4. How long can I access the course content and Home page?

    1. You will have access to most courses on Maven indefinitely.

  5. What if I'm having technical issues, or I'm enrolled in a course, but I can't access the Home page?

    1. Please reach out to us at [email protected]. We'll be happy to help you troubleshoot!

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