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CC Basics FAQs

  • How can I see what the student sees (student view)?

    You can change to the student view of your course using the dropdown next to your name at the top right. Select  "Switch role to"… and  click on “Student”.  The same dropdown is used to select “Return to my normal role”.
  • How do I add a picture/table/link/video to my course?

    It depends on where you want to add  it. To add a link to your course homepage, see the faculty guide> Adding Resources>Adding Links.  Due to their file size, you can’t upload videos directly into your course. Instead, add a link to videos that are hosted either on MyMediasite, YouTube or elsewhere. You can also add images, tables, and links anywhere the text editor is available, including section headers, pages, quizzes, and forums.   See the faculty guides>Cougar Courses Basics>Using the text editor.
  • I don’t see one of my courses listed on the CC homepage, but I know I've been assigned.

    You can view all of your courses from the Dashboard link in the blue menu bar at the top of the homepage. On the Dashboard , click the Courses tab.  Your courses should be listed under the In Progress tab, unless you have changed the start date or end date in the course settings.   Changing the start date to the future will move them to the Future tab, changing the end date to a past date will move them to the Past tab.

    IMPORTANT:  These three tabs: In Progress, Future or Past can have multiple pages, so please look at the bottom of the list for the link to additional pages.  At the start of a new semester, the current semester's courses should be listed on page 1, but may be on other pages until that time.

    If you still don’t see your course, email  with your name and a screenshot of MYCSUSM showing your name and the course name/ 5 digit CRN.  If you don't see the course in MYCSUSM, contact your department Administrative Coordinator.