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Shortcuts for Navigating Cougar Courses (Student)

There are a few tricks and shortcuts for navigating within Cougar Courses.


The link to the Calendar is under your name at the top of your My Courses page.

Calendar link

The default calendar display lists the most recent upcoming events.

Upcoming Events view

For a more traditional calendar view, in the upper left click on Upcoming Events and choose Month.

change to month link

The month calendar displays due dates for activities completed within Cougar Courses, as well as any events your instructors have manually added. On the calender, click on an event to open a pop-up with more information. You can also add your own due dates and reminders for activities/events that are not already there by clicking New Event in the upper right. If you use an external calendar app, you can export the Cougar Courses calendar to feed these dates into to it.

calendar view for all courses


To see the list of all visible activities or resources in a course in one location, while on your course homepage click on the Course Dashboard link.

Course Dashboard

Scroll down and find the Activities block. Click on the desired link to display all visible items for that activity type. For example, clicking on Forums will bring you to a page that lists all visible Forums for the course.

activities block showing assignments and resources


 To find a specific resource or activity in a course, click the magnifying glass in the upper right.

magnifying glass in upper right of course

Start typing the name of what you are looking for. Matching results will be displayed below the search box. Click on the desired result to be taken to the item and module it is located in.

select result from dropdown