To succeed in this course, you must have access to a computer and high-speed, reliable internet. All coursework, including timed exams, will take place online.

Desire 2 Learn (D2L)

D2L homepage. All exams, videos, and discussions will occur within D2L. Additionally, updates and information will often be posted on the Announcement section on the D2L course homepage. Please make sure you check your feed each time you enter the course. If you need technical assistance at any time during the course or to report a problem, you can:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – Forward your D2L email to your MSU email

D2L uses a separate email system from MSU. Your D2L email will look like instead of If you are a new student to MSU, your D2L email will NOT be forwarded to your MSU account. It’s entirely your decision, but I recommend that students forward their D2L emails.

  1. To do this, log into D2L. On the main homepage, click on the “Email” tab. Instructions for forwarding D2L email to MSU account - Part 1. Image showing location of Email button.
  2. Within the window that appears, in the upper right corner, is a blue gear icon and the word “Settings”. Click into there. Instructions for forwarding D2L email to MSU account - Part 2. Image showing location of Settings button.
  3. Scroll down to “Forwarding Options,” and add your MSU email. Instructions for forwarding D2L email to MSU account - Part 3. Image showing forwarding checkbox.

If you choose not to forward your D2L email, please make a habit of checking the system for messages.

Google Classroom

The problem sets will be shared as Google Docs on Google Classroom through the MSU Google Apps agreement. To access the Google Docs and Google Classroom, you must sign in using your MSU NetID and password.

If you are not signed in:

  1. On the page that says, “You need permission,” it tells you which account is being used. Instead of clicking “Request access,” choose the “Switch accounts” button. You can either choose your MSU email from the list or click on “Sign in to another account.”
  2. If your MSU email still doesn’t appear, choose “Add account,” and sign in using your MSU ID and password.

Complete your answers directly on the Google Doc. When you are finished, submit it by using the “Turn In” button on the assignment page in Google Classroom. Do not submit the doc until you are completely finished. Once you turn it in, you will no longer have editing access for the document. If you turn it in early on accident, the Turn In button will change so you can un-submit the assignment.