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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 10.7 ( 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 .


  • Access CougarVIEW through MyCSU – Login to MyCSU using OneCSU credentials.
  • Access CougarVIEW with Non-Banner Accounts  – Login to CougarVIEW through temporary accounts or non-banner accounts.

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, videos, and printable PDF guides.

  • Daylight Instructor Instructional Guides Link

Other Resources Available

  • D2l 10.7 Instructor Training Resources – from Hoonuit (formerly Atomic Learning).
  • GeorgiaVIEW
    – University System of Georgia D2L Help Center.

Support and Face-to-Face Training

Center of Online learning offers the following training:

  • 1-Hour Hit’n The Highlights In CougarVIEW – A Basic Overview
  • 2-Hour Save Time with the CougarVIEW Grade Book
  • 1-Hour Engage Your Students With Online Discussions
  • 1-on-1 consultation is available request upon.

Check out these training sessions on workshop page.