E-Learning Operations

NetID Transition Date: August 14, 2014


On August 14th, 2014 at 5:00 PM, students, staff, & faculty will have their Windows user accounts transitioned to their NetIDs. This change will affect anywhere you currently use your Windows username to login. This is the first and most visible step in a much larger process that will provide many benefits to our students, staff, & faculty.

In the future, most applications will use NetID for access. This includes MyInfo among the various other applications used around campus. The first step though is to get everyone to NetID so the additional consolidations can occur. Another benefit is that students, staff, and faculty have fewer usernames and passwords to remember as nearly everything in the future will use NetID. Additionally, name changes in the future will be much easier to handle as they will no longer affect your user account.

Please familiarize yourself with the web information below for additional details of the project and to lookup your NetID so you’re ready to go on the morning of August 15th.

Please Note

  1. Your email address will NOT be affected!
  2. Your password will NOT change.
  3. Banner and MyInfo will NOT be affected! However, a future project will unify these logins as well.

NetID & Project Information


If you have any questions about this transition please email helpdesk@msubillings.edu

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Having trouble logging into D2L?
Be sure to use your Net ID as your username (example: a12b345).
Visit the login simplification page for more information.

NetID: (example a12b345)


Alternate Option for Logging in

D2L Alternate Login Click Here

Login Using:
username: Net ID
password: last 6 digits of your ID number or what you have changed your password to.

Need to Reset Your Password?

You can use the Password Utilities to view your username and/or reset your password. Be sure to use the first option "D2L Login" to log in after changing your password.

System Checks

Run a System Check to see if your computer meets the minimum requirements for Desire2Learn.

Check to see if you have the latest version of Java.

Note: Some courses will have additional requirements.

Grants and Sponsored Programs Self-Enrollment Courses

Please use the Registration Page to sign up
for your course(s).


If you are a current MSU Billings Online student seeking technical support, please contact the:

IT Student Helpdesk
hours: 8 am - 5 pm M-F

If you are a MSU Billings Faculty Member seeking technical support, please contact:

IT Media Services
hours: 8 am - 5 pm M-F

If you use assistive software or need videos captioned, please contact Disability Support Services as soon as possible.

Trudy Carey, DSS Director
(406) 657-2283 (voice)
(406) 545-2518 (video)

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