Updated: October 29, 2020 9:00 AM

Update on Winter term 2021

Kognito

Virtual reality example of Kognito experience

Sometimes you might find yourself worrying about a friend who doesn’t seem to be doing well. It’s not always easy to know what to say or how to support someone who is going through a tough time. There are small, simple steps you can take in order to be there for a friend and to ensure that they get the help they need. The ability to recognize signs of distress or someone who is struggling can be really important and can help you to know when a friend might need some extra support.

Kognito for Students is an online simulation designed to provide interactive scenarios for supporting other students who may be struggling with something in their life. You will learn about four different students and their current situations, each with a different personal problem. You will then be taken through a series of situations and conversations with one of them to explore options of communication and ways of responding. You will receive feedback and suggestions from a virtual coach along the way and will learn how to ask difficult questions and encourage someone to get help from professionals if you are still worried about them.

You don’t need to be an expert in mental health, but to simply be aware of signs that someone is struggling and to be confident in how to refer them to on-campus supports and services when needed.

The program is free to use, can be completed on any computer or smart device, and may be started or resumed at any time.

To complete the online simulation exercise:

  1. Go to the Kognito Campus website
  2. Create a new account
  3. Use enrollment key: nqstudents
  4. Launch At-Risk for Students

Note: If you require transcription access when using Kognito, follow these steps.

The simulation should take no more than 45 minutes to complete and you will receive a certificate of completion for your records. We recommend using the following browsers for the best experience: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge; the simulation will not work on Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions or concerns about Kognito, please contact the Centre for Growth & Harmony, 780-644-6155 wellnes@norquest.ca.

Virtual reality example of Kognito experience

As an employee at NorQuest College, there are small steps you can take in order to support students in need. The ability to recognize signs of distress, emotional disturbances, or the need for support can be vital in ensuring that our students receive the help they need, when they need it.

Kognito for Faculty & Staff is an online simulation designed to provide interactive scenarios for supporting students who may be in distress or deemed ‘at risk’. You will be taken through a series of situations and conversations with three different students, each with a unique area of concern. The program allows you to explore options of communication and ways of responding to the students’ conversations. You will receive feedback and suggestions along the way to help learn effective questioning and referral techniques, thus equipping you with tools to effectively support students in real life.

You are not required to be an expert in mental health, but to simply be aware of at-risk signs and to be confident in referring students to on-campus supports and services when needed.

The program is free to use, can be completed on any computer or smart device, and may be started or resumed at any time. This training, which is already in use at over 350 colleges and universities, is listed in the Suicide Prevention Resource Center’s Best Practices Registry.

To complete the online simulation exercise:

  1. Go to the Kognito Campus website
  2. Create a new account
  3. Use enrollment key: nqemployee
  4. Launch Kognito

Note: If you require transcription access when using Kognito, follow these steps.

The simulation should take no more than 45 minutes to complete and you will receive a certificate of completion for your records. We recommend using the following browsers for the best experience: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge; the simulation will not work on Internet Explorer.

If you have any questions or concerns about Kognito, please contact the Centre for Growth & Harmony, 780-644-6155 wellnes@norquest.ca.

Contact Information

Location:
Room 1-101, Singhmar Centre for Learning
Edmonton Campus

Phone:
780.644.6155

Fax:
780.644.6151

Email:
wellness@norquest.ca

Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:15am - 4:30pm
Appointments can be made in-person or by phone.

Note: Student services are available to all NorQuest students but may not be delivered on-site at all campuses.