New Student Technology 411 - Get Started and Stay Connected!

START USING YOUR MORGAN NETWORK ACCOUNT IMMEDIATELY
To log on to University Systems, you will use a set of credentials commonly referred to as your Morgan Network Account.  Your Morgan Network Account consists of a username and password which provides you access to Email, WebSIS, Blackboard, Starfish, and Morgan's Wireless Network.  Your username (which was included in your acceptance letter) never changes, whereas your password expires every 180 days.   

DETERMINE YOUR INITIAL MORGAN NETWORK ACCOUNT PASSWORD
Your initial password begins with a capital letter using the first 4 letters of your first name and your entire date of birth in MMDDYYYY format.  See the chart below for examples.  

First Name

Last Name

Birthdate

Password

Andre

Smith

May 10, 1994

Andr05101994

Beth

Williams

August 1, 1992

Beth08011992

Vanessa

Jones

January 12, 1995

Vane01121995


Your initial password must be changed after your first login.  If your first name contains less than 4 letters, you must contact the Service (HELP) Desk at 443-885-4357.

SET UP YOUR SECURITY QUESTIONS
After you successfully log into the Morgan Network using your initial password, you must create a new password using the instructions at http://resetmypwd.morgan.edu.  From that site, select "My Security Questions," to set up your personal security questions and answers.  Select the "Change My Password" option, to create a new password.  All passwords must contain a minium of 8 characters, which should include at least one capital letter and at least one number.  You may not use any part of your first or last name.

GET HELP WITH YOUR MORGAN NETWORK ACCOUNT
If you experience trouble logging into your Morgan Network Account (i.e., logging in or changing your password) and you've already created your security questions, visit http://resetmypwd.morgan.edu and follow the appropriate set of instructions. 

If you have not already created your security questions, contact the Service (HELP) Desk on 443-885-4357, text/VM 410-929-3650, or at helpdesk@morgan.edu, Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (excluding holidays and University closures).  We strongly encourage you to create your security questions using the Reset My Password site so you can self-manage your Morgan Network Account.

MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY EMAIL

Morgan State University uses Google as its email provider.  As mandated in all Morgan State University Academic Catalogs, Morgan email use is required for all official, electronic University communication.  You may access your Morgan email account by visiting http://mail.morgan.edu or by selecting the "WEBMAIL" link found that the top of nearly all Morgan web site pages.  Follow these instructions to set up Morgan email on your mobile device.  For more detailed information on using your Morgan Google email and other related Google apps, visit our Google Apps Information Site.

BLACKBOARD
Blackboard is a web-based course management system used by most Morgan faculty to supplement their instruction. You can access Blackboard by visiting http://morgan.blackboard.com/ or selecting the “BLACKBOARD” link at the top of nearly all Morgan webpages.  For problems with Blackboard, students may text/VM 443-300-8850, or call 443-885-4597.   Instrutions for using Bb can be found at: https://sites.google.com/site/learnbb9

MORGAN'S WIRELESS NETWORK
Access to Morgan's wireless network is available campuswide.  Morgan students and employees can connect to a Morgan wireless network by selecting "MSU Wireless" from the list of available networks and entering their Morgan Network Account username and password when prompted.

OTHER HELPFUL TECHNOLOGY LINKS
Student Technology Reference Guide
WebSIS User Guide (Step-by-Step)
Getting HELP -- Contacts and Phone numbers

WebSIS FAQs
Computer Lab Information
Student Technology FAQs
University Resource Listing for Students
Illegal File Sharing Guidelines
Technology Policies, Standards, and Guidelines