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Technology Services Login Instructions

UMW Email

It is essential that you check this account for important announcements and communications from Montana Western Faculty, Staff and our Affiliates.

Login Instructions 

  • Access your email.
  • Username: firstname.lastname ex. john.doe
  • Password: Student ID number (8000xxxxx) *Should be changed IMMEDIATLLY!*
  • Email address: firstname.lastname@umwestern.edu
  • Every email account also includes the Microsoft Office 365 Software Suite and 50GB of OneDrive cloud-based storage, free of charge.

 

Moodle

Moodle is the Learning Management System of UMW. You will use Moodle for academic coursework and communication with your classmates and professors.

Go to: 

Dawgs

DAWGS is used to register for courses, access your schedule, account information, and grades; as well as updating financial and personal information.

Go to: 

 

UMW Computer Requirements

We recommend students purchase a desktop or laptop, rather than a tablet or smartphone, for classwork. Major computer brands such as Apple, Dell, HP, Toshiba, Samsung, and Lenovo are encouraged for their reliability and compatibility with university resources. Chromebooks are not recommended.

Recommended minimum Windows (PC) configuration.

  • Operating System: Windows 10, Windows 8.1 or 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 SP1 Pro or Ultimate (Windows 8 RT is not recommended)
  • Microsoft Office 2013 or 2016 (2016 Download free with UMW Email Account)
  • Current subscription to anti-virus software such as Norton AntiVirus (us.norton.com), Avast (www.avast.com), or Kaspersky Anti- Virus (usa.kaspersky.com)
  •  Web Browser: Firefox (www.mozilla.org) or Chrome (chrome.google.com) for best compatibility with Moodle
  • Adobe Reader (get.adobe.com/reader)
  • Optional: Extended manufacturer warranty
  • Optional: Theft & accidental damage insurance (e.g., [http://www.safeware.com%29/]www.safeware.com)

Recommended minimum Apple (Mac) configuration.

  • Operating System: OS X Yosamite 10.10 or later
  • Microsoft Office 2011 or 2016 (2016 Download free with UMW Email Account)
  • Current subscription to anti-virus software, Avast recommended
  • Web Browser: Firefox or Chrome for best compatibility with Moodle
  • Adobe Reader
  • Optional: Parallels or Boot Camp
  • Optional: Apple Care Protection Plan

For assistance and information

Should you need assistance, please stop in at the help desk located on the 1st floor of the Swysgood Technology Center (STC) or call (406) 683-7777.