An MSU NetID is your unique electronic identity that gives you access to a growing number of online services at the University. Once you have a Campus Wide Identifier (CWID) number, you can set up a NetID. This will be used to give you access to Blackboard and many other University supported tools.
- How to Set Up a NetID
Step 1: Get a Campus Wide Identifier (CWID) number. You should receive a CWID after you are admitted to MSU.
Step 2: Set up your NetID by completing the online MSU NetID Account Form.
Step 3: You are ready to begin using University technology services.
- How to Access MSU Email
Your MSU email address is based on your MSU NetID (your last name plus one or more characters from your first name and a number at the end). Access your webmail by visiting: webmail.montclair.edu and enter your MSU NetID and password. You can find documentation on how to access webmail or set up your email client to access MSU email on the OIT email documentation webpage. For more information on using email services, take a look at these tips and pointers on the OIT site.
For more information on using email services, take a look at these tips and pointers.
Help Desk Support
Students with general technology questions can reach out to the Montclair State University Help Desk. Information Technology's Help Desk is accessible at 973-655-7971, option 1 and by email. Please check their website for hours, answers to frequently asked questions, and additional support information.
Blackboard is Montclair State University's official course management system. This will serve as the primary tool used to structure all online and hybrid courses.
- How To Access Blackboard
A link to Blackboard is available by clicking "Quick Links" on the Montclair State University website. Visit the Blackboard site directly. You can log into the Blackboard system using your NetID and password.
- Documentation & Videos for Students
Take a look at our documentation page for detailed information and video tutorials on how to use Blackboard. The documentation site page includes information on basic use, mobile learning, communication and collaboration tools, content collection and assessment features in Blackboard.
- Electronic Resources
The MSU Sprague Library provides access to a wide variety of electronic databases, articles, and video/audio streaming. For more information, visit the library website.
Electronic Reserves (eReserves), are online resources located in the MSU Blackboard Course Management System. eReserves provide web access to course-related readings and other materials selected by instructors. For more information on eReserves, visit the MSU Sprague Library website.
- Citation Tools
Citations allow the reader to retrace an author's research. Therefore, electronic as well as other kinds of citations should be as complete as possible. Completeness in electronic citation means including the complete address of the site, the date the page was loaded or refreshed by the webmaster, and the date you viewed it. There are a few citation searching resources available to you. For more information, review the services section on the MSU Sprague Library website.