Student Technology Guide
DUO MULTIFACTOR AUTHENTICATION
Enrolling in Duo is a quick process that takes only a few minutes. Enrollment Deadline: June 1st
Check your campus email often for information from your instructors or campus administration.
Before accessing your email for the first time you have to change your password.
Your password needs to be AT LEAST 15 CHARACTERS AND NO MORE THAN 32 CHARACTERS.
Click on the link below and log in with email@example.com.
Log in to the virtual instruction (online courses) platform. Cougar Courses is where all your course content is located, from readings to homework to assignments and grades.
STUDENT CENTER (in MyCSUSM)
Check into my.csusm.edu (Student Center) where you can view your registered courses, your financial aid, your To-do List, and much more.
Find your digital Campus ID on the Campus app and easily sign in to services and events—no need for plastic!
Ask Questions & Get Support:
- CougarBot Info
- Our chatbot, CougarBot, can answer your questions 24/7. All you have to do is text it.
- Update your mobile phone number in your Student Center if you haven't already!
- Student Technology Helpdesk Self-help and Contacts
- Equipment (technology) borrowing
Free Productivity Software
Download Word, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and the rest of Office and Adobe Creative Cloud to help with homework and projects.
- Download Free Office 365
- Adobe Creative Cloud
Our CSUSM Mobile App brings the campus to your pocket. Access your email, Cougar Courses, Campus ID, health and wellness, and more with just a couple of taps. You can also sign up for personalized notifications.
Video Conferencing Systems
Download and log into Zoom and Teams. For Zoom we recommend loading the client on your devices and signing in with your campus credentials. This will make is easy before attending lectures, communicating with instructors and classmates, and talking with advisors.
- Setting up Zoom on Your Devices
- Launch Teams in Office 365
IMPORTANT: When you sign in to Teams, skip the Cougars part of your email (firstname.lastname@example.org, NOT email@example.com).