CGS has compiled a list of commonly asked questions, resources, and suggestions to provide its students with a productive online learning experience.
Frequently Asked Questions
Some organizations employ measures to their email systems that may prevent CGS/Rutgers email messages from being delivered. If your organization uses such measures, to ensure deliverability of emails from CGS/Rutgers, we recommend that you work with your IT department to whitelist our domain address: docs.rutgers.edu.
Canvas is a web-based learning management system. CGS staff, instructors, and students will use the Rutgers Canvas system for course content and sharing information. Canvas has many features that facilitate teaching, learning, and interaction including:
A central location for all course materials
Facilitated communication through:
Announcements posted in one central location
Email messages sent from within Canvas
Assignment management of homework and projects
Online discussions, quizzes, and exams
Instructors will use Canvas to send messages to students, post class links, track attendance, record completion of assignments, grade assignments and provide feedback.
Students will use Canvas to access the course materials, submit assignments, take quizzes and the final exam.
Please note that some organizations employ measures to their email systems that may prevent CGS/Rutgers email messages from being delivered. If your organization uses such measures, to ensure deliverability of emails from CGS/Rutgers, we recommend that you work with your IT department to whitelist our domain address: docs.rutgers.edu.
If your primary email address is your work address, we suggest you ask your IT department to whitelist the following email addresses to make sure they are not blocked by the firewall:
Some CGS courses use Rutgers Box to distribute course materials. Box is a cloud-based file-sharing platform that is used for sending electronic course materials. You do not need an account to access your materials. You will receive an email invitation to join Rutgers Box approximately one to two business days before your course begins.
Check your SPAM folder if you do not see an email from Box.
When you accept the invitation, follow registration steps, and create your password. Your email and this password are your log in credentials for Box.