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Kognito Student Training

Kognito Student Training

Interactive Training Resources for WVU Students

Are you worried about a friend or classmate?

Have you wanted to talk to a fellow student dealing with a problem, but weren’t sure how?

What if the problem is bigger than you know how to handle?

The WELLWVU HelpWELL Program offers FREE, interactive, game-based training simulations to help you learn how to determine when a friend needs help, how to talk to a friend you’re worried about, and where you and your friend can turn for help. Kognito training modules take approximately 30 minutes to complete and are used on almost 600 campuses across the United States. Watch the video and read more below to learn how these training simulations can be of benefit to you!

Students have access to three training modules to help them become a better friend and a supportive campus community member. Each simulation allows the user to interact with student avatars, receive feedback, and test various approaches in a risk-free environment.

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To access student modules, follow the instructions below:

- Go to

- Create a New Account

- Fill out the form using WVU’s enrollment key: wvu833

- Follow the on-screen instructions

At Risk for Students: How You Can Help a Friend in Need

We all go through stressful times in life, but have you ever been truly worried for a friend? Would you feel prepared to express your concerns? How do we confront issues without making our friends defensive? It can be difficult to deal directly with these kinds of problems, but one effective conversation might alleviate more than you think, or even save a life.

At Risk Students

At-Risk for Students teaches users how to:

– Recognize the signs of distress

– Approach students you are worried about

– Manage difficult conversations

– Refer students to appropriate support services

LGBTQ on Campus: How You Can Help Create an Inclusive Campus

We live in a time of unprecedented equality, but there are steps we can take to further move towards a universally accepting and inclusive social environment. Many college campuses across the globe are striving to create more comfortable learning environments for LGBTQ students, and as a part of that plan, it’s vital that we educate ourselves and each other so we can respect everyone equally.

LGBTQ Students

LGBTQ on Campus for Students teaches users how to:

– Respond to biased comments

– Support a student who comes out

– Recognize signs of psychological distress

– Connect students to the appropriate campus resources

The Great OUTdoors Workshop Logo Badge

More information about this training can be found on our Great OUTdoors Workshop Page.

Veterans on Campus: How You Can Support Your Buddies as They Adjust to College Life

Are you worried about a buddy? You might be facing similar challenges in the return to civilian life, but we all deal with stressors differently. Have you ever wanted to assist a fellow veteran dealing with a challenge, but weren’t sure how to talk about it? What if it’s something that you’ve never had to deal with before? This module will teach student veterans how to support their veteran peers as well as equip civilian students to better understand common challenges faced by veterans.

Veterans Students

Veterans on Campus for Students teaches users how to:

– Identify signs of distress in your peers

– Reach out to fellow veterans you are worried about

– Manage the transition to college life

– Suggest student veteran support services

Take the training now! Follow the instructions below:

- Go to

- Create a New Account

- Fill out the form using WVU’s enrollment key: wvu833

- Follow the on-screen instructions

Troubleshooting tips:

– Kognito modules can be accessed by any computer with Internet access (not compatible with tablets or smart phones).

– You must complete the exit survey prior to the completion certificate being released.

If you experience any technical difficulties, please email:

Information on training for faculty and staff training can be found here.

This website was developed [in part] under a grant number 1U79SM061444-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The views, policies, and opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect those of SAMHSA or HHS.