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CougarVIEW Guides

CougarVIEW (Brightspace byD2l Icon)

What is CougarVIEW?

Bright Space IconCougarVIEW is Columbus State University's (CSU) learning management system (LMS).  CougarVIEW is CSU's branded instance of the Brightspace LMS by Desire2Learn. Current LMS version is Brightspace 10.8.9 (Daylight Experience). Online classes, hybrid (partially online) classes, and some face to face classes use CougarVIEW to deliver course content.  CougarVIEW supports the integration of many other eLearning tools.


Supported Internet Browsers

Internet Explorer is NOT compatible with CougarVIEW. The Brightspace learning management system (LMS) no longer supports it. Please use the following browsers:

  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Safari (must be the latest version!)

Read more from Brightspace here about supported browsers.

Daylight CougarVIEW Student Guide

There is a student CougarVIEW guide that covers all tasks that a student may need to complete during a course.  You can direct all students needing help using CougarVIEW to the student guide.

Daylight CougarVIEW Instructor Guides

Below is a link to Daylight instructor guides that includes HTML guides and videos created by the Center of Online Learning and from D2L.

Other Resources Available

Support and Face-to-Face Training

Center of Online learning offers the following training: