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Logging In

Once you have activated your CougarTrack login, you may login to the CougarTrack page.

  • Click on the CougarMail link to access your assigned college email.
  • Click on the "Online Course Access" link to access your D2L course information.
  • For specific details about navigating your course, see additional instructions in the following sections of the user guide.
  • Expect a welcome letter from your instructor in your CougarMail (college email account) a week to ten days before the session begins.
  • You will have access to the course no earlier than the first day of the session.

Instructions for Activating your Login

  • Click on CougarTrack at the top of the Columbia College homepage at
  • Click the link under "First Time User" that reads "Activate your login". This will guide you through the login activation process.
  • Use your Columbia College student identification number to complete the "College ID" field. You cannot substitute your social security number in this field.
  • Complete the first name and last name fields with your legal name of record at Columbia College.
  • Type your birthdate with a four digit year, two digit month and two digit day.
  • Click the "Next" button to continue.
  • On the next screen you will set a question and answer. If you forget your username or password, we will ask you to answer your question.
  • Choose and confirm your password in the following two fields.
  • Click "Finish", and your username will appear on the next page.
  • If you forget your username and/or password, you can go through this process again.

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