These courses are important as they are comprised of multiple interactive scenarios that allow all JMU students to increase their understanding and awareness of each topic. They provide opportunities to learn new information and, in some cases, review familiar concepts that empower all students to create and participate in a safe and supportive learning community. 

Online trainings

All incoming first-year, transfer and graduate students are required to complete four training modules.  

Three are through Kognito 

  • Mental Health (40 minutes) 
  • Sexual Misconduct Prevention (75 minutes) 
  • Alcohol and other Drugs (40 minutes) 

 And one is through Vector Solutions: 

  • Belonging  

These trainings will be available July 20 and are due on Aug. 18. Students will receive an email invitation to their email with instructions. Some modules may require a follow-up evaluation.  

A hold will be placed on a student’s account if they do not complete all components by the deadline. This means that you will not be able to register for classes for next semester. The hold will be removed once both trainings are completed. 

Due to the rolling admission of some graduate programs, graduate students will be notified to complete the courses after they are admitted and will receive the email invitation. 

Accessing Student Kognito Trainings

If you are a student employee, you may have access to the employee training within your MyMadison account. You are not responsible for this training. If you are a full-time student and do not see the student modules (At Risk: Mental Health, Sexual Misconduct Prevention, Alcohol and Other Drugs), please email 

Instructions for accessing and completing the programs   

  • Log into MyMadison and go to the MyServices dashboard.   
  • Click the Kognito icon. Please remember to log out/sign off from both Kognito and MyMadison when you are done.
  • You will need a computer with internet access and audio capabilities using any major web browser released within the previous year.   

Technical support  

  • For issues logging into MyMadison or if you do not see the Kognito modules within your MyMadison account, please reach out to the JMU IT Help Desk.   
  • For any issues within the Kognito platform, contact   

If you have questions or concerns during the time of your participation in these courses, or after their completion, please contact 

Accessing Student Vector Training

Click on the link in the course invitation email, and then use your JMU e-ID and password for DUO authentication. You may also access the course directly from or from the My Services tab in MyMadison.  

Please note that if you have been previously accepted to JMU and deferred your enrollment you may not receive the invitation email or have access. If that is the case, please contact for program access. 

System Requirements for Vector Training

Operating System & Browsers 

For best performance please use: 

  • Mac: Chrome/Firefox/Safari (latest version) 
  • Windows: Chrome/Firefox/Edge (latest version) 

Browser Settings 

  • JavaScript: Must not be disabled 
  • Pop-Up Blockers: Must be disabled 
  • Security Level Settings: Default settings supported; IE Maximum Security levels not supported 
  • Privacy Settings: Default settings supported; Maximum Privacy Setting (disabling cookies) not supported 
  • Third Party Cookies: Must not be blocked 


  • Latest iOS on Safari, latest Android on Chrome. If using Samsung use native Samsung browser. 

Screen Readers 

  • Use Windows/Firefox/NVDA, Windows/Chrome/JAWS, or Mac/Safari/VoiceOver 


  • The system is compatible with many mobile devices; however, some users may have personal configurations that prevent certain courses from loading. Additionally, some custom and policy courses are best displayed on a computer. If you are experiencing difficulty loading the training on a personal device, try accessing the courses through a laptop or desktop computer. 

You may log in and out of the program at the end of each section. Section ends are marked with a “Next” button. DO NOT log out until you click the “Next” button or you will have to repeat the section you have just completed. 


This Vector Training Platform is a web-based program that is accessible with an Internet connection 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The platform is compatible with all recent versions of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Explorer, Safari, iOS and Android. Despite optimal accessibility, occasionally users may experience difficulty loading their training. These issues are typically device-specific and can be resolved using the troubleshooting tips below.  
If you are accessing training from a computer: 

  1. Restart your browser. Note: On a Mac you’ll need to fully quit the browser. 
  2. Make sure you are using a recent version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari. If you have any pending updates, they may need to be completed to move forward with training. 
  3. Clear your browser’s cache, which is typically located under your browser's history settings. 
  4. It is possible that device-specific browser extensions and/or pop-up blockers may be interfering with your training. Try accessing the training from another browser to rule out this possibility. 

If you are accessing training from a mobile device: 

The system is compatible with many mobile devices; however, some users may have personal configurations that prevent certain courses from loading. Additionally, some custom and policy courses are best displayed on a computer. If you are experiencing difficulty loading the training on a personal device, try accessing the courses through a laptop or desktop computer. 

Still having trouble? 

Please email Vector Solutions at, a support ticket will automatically be generated to help you resolve any issues. 

If you are having trouble logging into My Madison, please contact the JMU IT Help Desk,, for assistance. 

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