Getting Started in Learning Environment

Run a system check 

We recommend you perform a system check to ensure your computer contains the supported system and software requirements used in Learning Environment.

Click System Check before you login on the Login page to run the system check.

Change your login password

Change your D2L password by visiting and enter your last name, Banner ID (student ID), Banner PIN, and click the Sign In button. Once logged in, you should see one or two checkboxes. Leave all boxes checked and enter your new password. This password must be 8-20 characters, include both letters and numbers, include a special character, such as ! or ?, and must not contain your name or username. 

Find your Login Name

The username students use to login to D2L is called their Net ID. You can locate your Net ID by visiting and entering your last name, Banner ID (Student ID), Banner PIN, and clicking the Sign In button. Now that you are logged in, click on the link in the menu on the left side of the page that says "My Account & ID Usernames". This page shows your MSU Student ID, Net ID, and your official MSU student email address. You will want to write these down for future reference, as you will need them. 

Login to D2L

You can login to D2L by going to  entering your Net ID in the Net ID box, the password you set at, in the password box, and clicking on the Login button. 

If, for any reason, you are unable to reach this page, we also have an alternate login page, located at  that you can try.