Replacing Aviso with EAB Navigate

As part of the Ball State University student success and retention initiatives, the university has joined the EAB Student Success Collaborative to help our students succeed. Navigate, the EAB software application for student successwill replace Aviso as our student success application of choice. Navigate will be an essential tool as Ball State continues to examine how we help every student achieve his/her/their fullest potential.

You can reach EAB Navigate at

In the coming months, we will share additional information regarding how to learn more about the platform and when we will provide training for staff, faculty, and students, respectively. We are very excited about this tool as it will support the positive relationships that we have built with our students and strengthen communication by using a comprehensive approach.

Please share this information with your faculty/colleagues and stay tuned for additional information.

What is Navigate?

Navigate is a platform that combines predictive analytics and communication tools for academic advising and student support services. Students can also use Navigate to connect with their advisors and professors, schedule advising sessions, retrieve advising notes, and connect with campus resources. You can find more information about Navigate on EAB's website.

The goal for BSU’s partnership with EAB and the use of Navigate is to improve and equalize retention and graduation rates by identifying areas of additional support needed for students to complete their degrees and suggest roadmaps to a degree based on their academic strengths and past successes.

Navigate for Students

Students can use Navigate to:

  • Get step-by-step guidance
  • Make connections to the right people and resources on campus.
  • Connect to the support needed faster

Navigate for Faculty and Staff

EAB Navigate does not replace the need for advisors or for meaningful relationships with faculty and staff.  It gives our students, faculty, and staff user friendly tools to help communicate, collaborate, and provide pathways for greater levels of support and success. 

Why Use Navigate?

Navigate will help faculty and staff:

  • Prioritize outreach and interaction with students
  • Engage in conversations with students who may have greater success outside of their chosen major
  • Simplify intervention by aggregating previously disparate data into a 360-view
  • Proactively contact students to arrange advising or other support services.


While more information will be coming shortly after the start of the Spring semester, if you have initial questions about Navigate or the transition, please email