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GoVIEW - May 1st 2018
CougarVIEW - May 17th 2018
Workshop Title: What's new in CougarVIEW? Daylight Training
Description: CougarVIEW is getting a new look when D2L upgrades to the latest version called Daylight in summer 2018. This will be a major visual upgrade, with changes affecting almost every component of CougarView to include My Home, Course Homepage, quizzes, assignments, and discussions, plus much more! This workshop will provide an opportunity to experience the new look and navigate the changes first hand. Join us...your future is bright with Daylight!
- View the visual changes of the Daylight Experience
- Demonstrate responsiveness on a device and explain its importance
- Take a tour of the new My Home page; identify the new layout, tiled courses (custom images and pinning courses) new icons, course updates and responsiveness (ellipses)
- Take a tour of the My Course Home; identify features of the new layout, drop down menus, Course Admin
- Review enhanced features in assignments, grades, group/discussions, import/export/copy
- Examine the new quizzing layout and features
Please review the training schedule below.Date Time Location Registration
Friday, March 30th, 2018 10:00AM-11: 30AM RiverPark Campus, Frank Brown Hall 2004 register here
Friday, March 30th, 2018 1:00PM – 2:30PM RiverPark Campus, Frank Brown Hall 2004 register here
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 10:00AM-11: 30AM Main Campus, COOL Conference Room, Library Basement 019 register here
Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 1:00PM – 2:30PM Main Campus, COOL Conference Room, Library Basement 019 register here
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 10:00AM-11: 30AM RiverPark Campus, Frank Brown Hall 2004 register here
Thursday, April 12th, 2018 1:00PM – 2:30PM RiverPark Campus, Frank Brown Hall 2004 register here
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 10:00AM-11: 30AM Main Campus, COOL Conference Room, Library Basement 019 register here
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 1:00PM – 2:30PM Main Campus, COOL Conference Room, Library Basement 019 register here
* Dates are subject to change.
* FBH - Frank Brown Hall
* The COOL Training Lab is located in the Simon-Schwob-Memorial-Library Basement, Room #005
List of Icons used in Daylight:Icon Name Description
Add File Allows user to upload a file from 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
others postsDownload 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
Grade Grading option
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
Print 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
namesReplied – 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
Overview Course description
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.
- Why are my student emails being returned, "user not found?"
D2L Retrieved from: https://www.d2l.com/user-interface/