Log into your Cougars email and check it often!
IITS for You // Students
1. Log in to your Cougars Email
2. Log in to your Cougar Courses
3. Log in to your Student Center (MyCSUSM)
4. Download and log into Zoom and Teams
Zoom and Teams will allow you to attend lectures, communicate with instructors and classmates, and even talk to an advisor.
IMPORTANT: When you sign in to Teams, skip the Cougars part of your email (email@example.com, NOT firstname.lastname@example.org).
5. Download free Microsoft and Adobe software
6. Download the Campus App
Our Campus 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.
7. Get your Digital Campus ID
Find your digital Campus ID on the Campus app and easily sign in to services and events—no need for plastic!
8. Ask CougarBot a Question
Cougar Courses (Online Courses via Moodle)
Microsoft Teams (Virtual Instruction & Collaboration)
Using Video Conferencing (Zoom)
Zoom is a virtual conferencing tool. In addition to hosting and recording meetings, Zoom can be used for office hours, live lectures, and recording microlectures. Students can use it to communite with classmates, study groups, work on group projects, and record presentations.
Scanning Documents & Creating Presentations Using Your Phone
You can scan documents/textbooks and turn them into a PDF by using either the Adobe Scan app or the Office app. Adobe Scan offers easy PDF scanning that also automatically recognizes the text (therefore increasing accessibility). Remember to sign in with your campus account.
Adobe Scan Guide — Once you save a PDF, click on Share, Share a Copy, and then either email it to yourself or upload it to your OneDrive if you have OneDrive on your phone.
The Office app also allows for scanning documents into PDFs but also allows for scanning a table and turning it automatically into an Excel spreadsheet, scanning a document into a Word document, and even creating a PowerPoint presentation straight from your phone. The app also lets you see all your OneDrive documents in one place. Remember to sign in with your campus account.
Google Drive Android
The Google Drive app on your Android phone can scan documents and upload them to your Google Drive. This app does not work on Apple phones.
Using CougarApps (Online Software)
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is a cloud based platform that includes various applications and services bundled into one location. Applications included are: Word, Excel, Power Point, OneNote, Outlook, Access, OneDrive, SharePoint, Yammer, Visio, Planner, and Teams.
File Sharing & Storage
CougarBot is CSUSM's chatbot, a tool that can answer your questions 24/7 either through your cell phone or by using the CougarBot widget on certain websites. Visit the CougarBot page for more information, including how to update your phone number so you can ask CougarBot.
Equipment Loan & Return Information
Stay tuned for relevant information.
Free Internet & WiFi
If you have a need for reliable internet, please email email@example.com to inquire on hotspot availability.
The U.S. government has also launched a program to provide broadband to those who need it.
Other companies offer similar programs: