Frequently Asked Questions & Video Tutorials
Below are some frequently asked questions that other Cogent Education users have found helpful. We've also included some tutorial videos to help you get up and running quickly and easily.
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Frequently Asked Questions
|Windows-PC||Windows 7 or later||2 GB||400 MB||Required||Recommended|
|Apple OS X||OS X 10.7 or later||2 GB||400 MB||Required||Recommended|
|Apple iOS Tablet||iPad 3 or later||-||200 MB||Required||Not Compatible|
|Google Android Tablet||Android 5 or later||-||200 MB||Required||Not Compatible|
|Chromebook / Chrome||version 54 or later||4 GB||-||Required||Recommended|
|Microsoft Edge||version 40 or later||4 GB||-||Required||Recommended||Firefox||version 51 or later||4 GB||-||Required||Recommended||Safari||version 10.1 or later||4 GB||-||Required||Recommended|
Mac OS X / macOS:
Downloaded Software can be found on the Desktop or the Downloads directory. Double click to install the application package. The application will be installed in Applications under the Cogent Education directory.
Windows - Microsoft Software Installer:
Downloaded software can be found on either the Desktop or the Downloads directory. Once downloaded, double click to install the file. After installation, the software can be found in the Start Menu in the directory "Cogent Education".
Windows - Standalone:
Downloaded software can be found on either the Desktop or the Downloads directory. Double click to run the Interactive Case.
You will be asked for your Cogent username and password to login. This username and password is the same username and password that you use to log into CogentEducation.com
Web Version (Desktop & Laptop Browsers / Chromebooks):
Web Versions do not be downloaded. Instead go to CogentEducation.com/Resources and click "Launch Web Version".
Yes. You can log into CogentEducation.com at any time from any computer with a browser and Internet access. This includes tablets, phones, laptops, Chromebooks, and desktop computers.
Best Practice Suggestion: Log into CogentEducation.com while your students complete an Interactive Case. Using the real time heat map, you can follow your students and intervene when individual students or groups need help.
- Interactive Case: Approximately 2 minutes for broadband Internet users
- Interactive Guide: Approximately 2 minutes for broadband Internet users
- Interactive Book: Approximately 15 minutes for broadband Internet users
Students need a Cogent website account in order to:
- Download Cogent Education software
- Run Cogent Education software
- See any Assessment Reports that their teacher has released to them
Teachers can create student accounts by adding a student's email address to a class the teacher has created under their Cogent account. The student will receive an email invitation to activate his or her account and set a password.
Once a student has an account, direct them to http://cogenteducation.com and instruct them to log in with their email address and password. They can then download and run the software.
After a student has completed a Interactive Case, an Assessment Report will show under the class name on their Cogent website Dashboard (see screenshot below). However, teacher grades and comments will only be displayed once the teacher has chosen to release scores and comments for that Interactive Case and class.
All student data is securely transmitted via SSL from our software applications and browser to CogentEducation.com's databases, which are FedRAMP Compliant for Cloud Service Providers. Only Cogent Education's web servers have access to these databases.
Cogent Education will never sell student data to a third party or use student email to deliver targeted advertising.
- Go to your Dashboard
- Expand the class that you want to score
- Select the desired Interactive Class to open the Assessment Heatmap
- Select Download PDF to get a report on your class
Watch this video to learn how to add Interactive Cases to a class.
Watch this video to learn more about SABLE (Skills Assessment Base Learning Enviroment).
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