E-Learning Operations

Login Simplfication Project

MSUB IT has been working on the Login Simplification Project so that students, staff, and faculty have fewer usernames and passwords to remember on campus. The end result will be that students, staff, and faculty will only need to remember one username and password for most, if not all, systems on campus.

NetID Transition Date: August 14th, 2014

On August 14th, 2014 students, staff, & faculty will have their Windows user accounts transitioned to their NetIDs. This change will affect anywhere you currently use your Windows username (whose format is FirstName.LastName or FirstInitial.LastName) to access the following services:

  • Desire2Learn
  • Work Desktops/Laptops
  • MSUB-Mobile Wireless
  • Email (Exchange)
  • Outlook Web
  • Mobile Devices (Phones, Laptops, Tablets)
  • VPN

This transition has been successfully tested by IT and our volunteer pilot group consisting of nearly 60 people from multiple areas around campus.

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

Options for Logging in

1. D2L Login Click Here

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

2. D2L Alternate Login Click Here

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

Desire 2 Learn Logo

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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