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Desire2Learn - Accessing D2L

  1. From the MSU-Billings Homepage (http://www.msubillings.edu), click "Menu", then "D2L".

    Menu ButtonD2L button

  2. On the D2L page, enter your Net ID and password in the bar near the top.

    Login Bar

  3. If you are new to MSUB, your first-time password is the last six digits of your MSU ID

    (ie "-01234567" will use "234567"). You can view the Net ID and reset the password here.

Getting to your Courses

  1. After logging in, you will be on the My Home screen. Click "Select a Course".

    Select a Course

  2. If your course does not appear in your list, verify it is on or after the start date for the course. You can look up your course in the Class Schedule.

  3. If you just recently registered or were added after the course start date, it may take 24-48 hours for that course to show up in D2L.

  4. If your course still doesn't show up, contact Admissions and Records to verify you are registered. If they show you are correctly registered, they may get the issue to e-Learning Support.


Trouble Displaying the D2L Page

  1. If the D2L page does not display correctly, it may be due to one of the following issues:

    • Your browser or system is not compatible with D2L, you can check compatibility here.
    • You may have been logged in and inactive for a long time. If so, try going back to the main D2L page and logging in.
    • There may be another issue related to temporary files in your browser
  2. Try clearing the temporary files (browsing history) first. On normal desktop/laptop computers you can do this in any browser by pressing CTRL+SHIFT+DELETE (for Windows) or Command+Shift+Delete (for Mac). Check the boxes as shown for your browser and press "Clear" or "Delete":

    Clear History in Firefox Clear History in Internet Explorer

    Clear History in Chrome

  3. If you still unable to clear the history, or are using a mobile device like an iPad/tablet or smartphone, click here for more details.

Using D2L Email

  1. Your D2L email address will be in the format "firstname.lastname@billings.desire2learn.com". This is not the same as your MSU student email, which uses gmail. To access it, click the "Message Alerts" button on the top bar. You can also click "My Tools" or "Course Tools" then "Email".

    Message Alerts Button

    Tools Button

  2. The main inbox screen is similar to most email layouts. To view a message, click on the subject name or the envelope icon. It will display in the "Message Preview" below.

    Email Inbox

  3. If you need to change the email address people reply to, go to "Settings", then put in your alternate email in the Forwarding Options section.

    Email Settings Button

    Email Forwarding Options

Quizzes and Viewing Results

  1. To get to a quiz, click Quizzes Button(Quizzes) in the bar near the top, or click on the name of the quiz in the content section.

  2. Quizzes will be available during the date shown directly below them. Click the name of the quiz to enter it.

    Quiz List

  3. The next screen has a summary displaying the instructions and restrictions. Click Start Quiz Button("Start Quiz!") to begin.

    Quiz Summary Screen

  4. Click the Save button in the upper right of each question after it is answered. If your answer is not saved, it won't be counted! If your response is saved, it will turn the disk icon blue. The below picture shows question 1 is saved.

    Quiz Questions

  5. When you have responded to all questions, click Save All Responses("Save All Responses") then Quiz Submit("Submit").

  6. The screen you see next depends on what your instructor set for the quiz. It may not show questions or your score. The below image shows the most common view, score only:

    Quiz Submission Default

  7. If you need to return later and check the score, view the questions, or read feedback, return to the Quizzes screen. Click the drop-down arrow next to your quiz and select "View Submissions".

    View Submissions Button

  8. Click on your the link for your attempt. Usually only one will be listed.

    View Submissions

  9. Depending on the settings set by your instructor, the previously submitted quiz may not show questions or answers. The view below shows both. If there is an incorrect response, the correct response will be marked with an arrow.

    Submission with Questions

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