Note: This page is being updated with new changes frequently.
The following changes will be coming to the sections below in CougarVIEW:
Changes to Daylight Spring 2019
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:
- Safari (must be the latest version!)
Read more from Brightspace here about supported browsers.
Links and existing activities can now be submitted to submission folder and all attachment display below their submission folder page for easy access (10.7.5)
Instructors can now hide flags in a classlist (10.7.2)
Users can now download and print all document (except PDF which only display download button (10.8.5)
Changes in discussions includes the ability of instructors to post to all groups at once and navigate through learners discussion when grading without closing topic score dialog box,
Step 1: Access the gradebook and select the discussion icon in the student's row
Step 2: The Topic Score dialog box opens on top of the browser window.
Improvements in the User Progress
Access Class Progress page:
- Course Admin
- Class Progress (under Learner Management)
- Details pages of Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, Surveys, and Checklists now display if an activity is exempt by showing the (exempted) label beside the name of the activity
- The Summary pages for Assignments, Surveys, Quizzes, and Checklists hide exempted activities
- A set of statistics appear at the top of each respective tool's Summary page section, and the same statistics appear at the top of each tool's Details page.
Introduction to Daylight Summary Summer 2018
- Faculty Daylight Video Training Refresher Video
- Student Daylight Video and Embed instructions
- Daylight Instructional Guides
- List of Icons used in Daylight
Faculty Daylight Training Refresher Video:
Student Daylight Video and Embed Instructions:
List of Icons used in Daylight:
|Add File||Allows the user to upload a file from a local computer|
|Add Message||Send Email to other users|
|Add User||Click to add an user|
|Alarm bell||Gives the Update alerts|
|Assignments||List of assignments assigned|
|Attach||Attach a file|
|Attendance||Contains Info of no of classes attended|
|Course Schedule||Gives the list of events scheduled|
|Checklist||Assign/to view a list of to-do tasks for a course|
|Class list||List of registered Instructors/Students in a class|
|Comment – Hollow||To give comment on a post|
|Copy||To copy the content from one file to other|
|Delete||Delete the file/post|
Can present your view about a topic and discuss on
|Download||Download a file (PDF, Doc, Txt, etc;)|
|Draft||Write and save it for future usage|
|Feedback||To give a review on one's post.|
|File Audio||An Audio file|
|File Document||Any .docx file|
|File Video||Any Mp4, 3gp, etc; video files|
|Flag Filled||Click to flag|
|Flag Hollow||Click to remove flag|
|Full screen||To view it on a full screen|
|Grade remove||Remove the grade|
|Grade visible||Grades will be visible for others|
|Group||Allocated team members|
|My Home||Go to My Home|
|Import||Import a file|
|List View||To view the content as a list|
|Lock - locked||The file is locked|
|Lock - unlock||The file is open to access|
|Menu – hamburger||Menu|
|Mic||To record the voice|
|Navbar||Customize and manage the Navbar|
|Pin filled||To mark it as important|
|Pin hollow||Click to Pin|
|Preview||preview the file|
|To print the file|
|Profile Pic||Upload your picture to be displayed to others|
|Read – unread||Unread|
|Release conditions||If Condition A is Satisfied then Condition B is displayed|
Re-arrange in Ascending/ Descending order of
|Replied – email||View the previous E-mails|
|Reply – email||To reply to others E-mails|
|Rubric||The blue print of the grading and points|
|Save||Save the file|
|Search||To search for a file|
|Send – email||Send an E-mail to other users|
|Tile – view||Grid view with an additional information|
- What is Daylight/Daylight Experience? Are we still using CougarVIEW? Aren't we using D2L? What is Brightspace?
D2L (Desire2Learn) is the learning management system chosen by the USG. As a member institution of the USG, Columbus State University uses D2L to house and facilitate online and face-to-face courses. Each USG member institution has a different name for the learning management system. At CSU, we call D2L CougarVIEW. In 2014, D2L changed its name to D2L/Brightspace as they added additional capabilities to the platform. In 2017, D2L/Brightspace redesigned the look of the platform with new fonts, layouts, and a modern and clean look. The new look is called Daylight Experience. CougarVIEW will roll out the Daylight Experience in Summer 2018.
- What is responsive layout?
One of the new features of the Daylight Experience is the look and layout of the My Home page, Course Home page, and other pages in CougarVIEW. These are now built with a responsive design, meaning they automatically adapt to different screen sizes. This is important as students and faculty view their courses on different devices, such as computers, tablets, and smartphones.
- I've been asked if I want to use the old quizzing system or the new, what should I select?
Along with the new Daylight Experience in CougarVIEW, a new quizzing system was added. However, the old quizzing system still exists. D2L/Brightspace is collecting data to ascertain who prefers the old system and why. This message will be active for about a year. COOL suggests that you choose the new quizzing system. Click Here to access the COOL Quizzing User Guide.
- Why am I having trouble logging on to CougarVIEW?
If you have a CSU email address, you should access CougarVIEW through mycsu.columbusstate.edu and selecting CougarVIEW from the menu on the left. If you log out of CougarVIEW, a default login screen will appear (see image below). Users with CSU email addresses, who attempt to log in through this screen, will get an error message.
This logon screen is only for users without a CSU email address. Users without a CSU email address should use colstate.view.usg.edu (see image above) to gain access to CougarVIEW.
- Will products that are integrated with CougarVIEW work the same way?
Products that are integrated in CougarVIEW such as: Respondus Lockdown Browser, TurnitIn, WaterMark, Hoonuit, VoiceThread, Soft Chalk, Kaltura, and the various publisher packs will not be impacted by the transition to the Daylight Experience; they will continue to work the same as they do currently with no information being lost.
- Will I be able to customize the My Course navigation bar? Can I add or delete tools on/to the My Course Home navigation bar?
The My Home navigation bar and the My Course Home navigation bar are set and locked. They are not customizable.
- Why are my student emails being returned, "user not found?"
D2L Retrieved from: https://www.d2l.com/user-interface/