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.

If you don't find what you need, feel free to Contact Us.

You might also check out our Getting Started Guide for Schools and our Getting Started Guide for Students/Parents.

Frequently Asked Questions

Platform Version Memory Storage
(per Application)
Internet Keyboard
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 Recommended
Google Android Tablet Android 4.4 or later - 200 MB Required Recommended
Web Based / Chromebook Coming soon
Chromebook / Chrome version 54 or later 4 GB Temp Storage 2 GB Required Recommended
Internet Explorer version 10 or later 4 GB Temp Storage 2 GB Required Recommended
Firefox version 51 or later 4 GB Temp Storage 2 GB Required Recommended
Safari version 10.0 or later 4 GB Temp Storage 2 GB Required Recommended

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 website 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.

  • Interactive Case: Approximately 5 minutes for broadband Internet users
  • Interactive Guide: Approximately 2 minutes for broadband Internet users
  • Interactive Book: Approximately 15 minutes for broadband Internet users
Mac OS X:

Downloaded software can be found on either the Desktop or the Downloads directory. Once downloaded, double to extract software. Once extracted, double click to run.

Windows 7 - 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 7 - Stand Alone:

Downloaded software can be found on either the Desktop or the Downloads directory. Once downloaded, right click on the zipped file, select "Extract", chose your preferred extraction destination. Once extracted, go to your destination and double on the icon labeled with application’s name.

If you choose to move the application, remember to move the _Data directory with the executable.

iOS:

On your preferred device, open your App Store and search for the application name. Install the free version. Once installed, run the application.

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

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.

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 on your phone or tablet and carry it with you 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.

  1. Go to your Dashboard
  2. Expand the class that you want to score
  3. Select the desired Interactive Class to open the Assessment Heatmap
  4. Select Download PDF to get a report on your class

Video Tutorials

Watch this video to learn how to create a class.

Watch this video to learn how to add teachers to a class.

Watch this video to learn how to add Interactive Cases to a class.

Watch this video to learn how to add students to a class.

Watch this video to learn more about SABLE (Skills Assessment Base Learning Enviroment).

Watch this video to learn even more about SABLE (Skills Assessment Base Learning Enviroment).

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