Great Falls College MSU offers two forms of orientation called Tech Essentials. Face-to-face and online Tech Essentials sessions are scheduled during the weeks prior to the start of the semester. Tech Essentials is a transcripted, non-credit bearing course. Contact your advisor or Student Central for help enrolling in Tech Essentials.

Students who register for Tech Essentials Online will be sent a welcome letter which provides instructions for the first steps which must be completed prior to beginning Tech Essentials Online.

For returning students who just need a refresher on D2L, we have videos available at or under the Video Tutorials section of our site. These videos cover the same topics as the D2L and IT portions of the Tech Essentials course but also include some additional videos to help with other topics such as the student email system, signing into Banner Web, and more. These videos are meant to be a quick reference and are not intended to replace the face-to-face and online Tech Essentials sessions.