Welcome to Montreat College!
Here's a brief orientation to Montreat College services - where to go to do different things, and links to find out more about how they work
for accessing IT related topics at Montreat College. you can always come back here to browse and look at this information again. To get here, you can go directly to "online.montreat.edu" in your web browser and look for the help links.
We recommend that you have a laptop. Any modern laptop will serve your needs well at Montreat College. Note that Adult and Graduate Studies students have more specific requirements.
iPads are not able to display Flash videos, and many Android tablets have more limited functionality. They may be useful, but may not be sufficient. Tablets running Microsoft Windows Home or Pro (not RT), however, are sufficient.suite, for up to 5 devices (Windows, Mac, and mobile). That includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook (if you don't want to use Outlook Web Access for email), and a few other programs for Windows. To download and install, you'll need to log in to your Office 365 Email account, click on the Gear icon at top right, go to "Office 365 Settings" at the top of that menu, and then click on "Software" on the left sidebar.
With your College account comes a subscription to Google Docs and other Google Apps. You're welcome to use these for classwork. If teachers require that you submit your work in Word format, you can download these documents and export them in Microsoft format. See below.
As a student, professors may ask that you use Skype for Business in some of your classes. Make sure you've downloaded and set up the Office suite above to use that.
We also support Hangouts for video conferencing. There's a handy Hangouts meeting link maker on our online.montreat.edu Hangouts Page portal as well. Use it to pre-schedule any meeting.
Our online web portal is "online.montreat.edu" and from there you can get to many services directly. It's a good idea to bookmark that link, or make it a favorite, so you can get back to it easily. It has links to some commonly used services. You will see some common links across the top navigation
Montreat College uses Office 365 for email. You may have already found how to access your email if you received a link to this page and followed that. So congratulations! We use Office 365 Email for all of our email communication, to conduct all of our room and resource scheduling, and to share calendars with one another to see who is busy when.
Whenever you use email to communicate with other faculty, staff, or students, it is Montreat College policy to use your official college account to send email, and not a personal email account.
Use your organizational ID to log in to Google Apps (firstname.lastname@example.org) You have a Google Apps account, with access to Google Drive for using Google Docs and other applications, Google Forms, Google Classroom, and other Google Apps - everything except email is supported. On the online.montreat.edu portal page you'll see links to commonly used Google Apps services as well as standard, shared Google Drive folders that are accessible from outside the college network.
drive.montreat.edu) to share documents and resources among community members. If your teachers use Google Apps, they should be sharing documents only with your College account. All teachers have a Google Apps account, and you can share a document with them by name this way.
Google Docs, available inside Google Drive, is a great way to edit documents for class. You can easily share your work with your teacher, the writing center, or other students where they can comment on it. You can also collaborate on documents in real time - several people can edit the same document at the same time.
If you need to have your file as a Microsoft Word file for submission to Turnitin, or to submit to a professor who may not use Google Docs (some of them are still learning - be patient!), you can download the doc as a Word file to your Documents area, and then upload it or attach it to an email. Or - just copy and paste the link to the Google Doc from the url area of your browser. If you want to send a link be sure and share the document to be viewable by anyone with the link! Note that Google Docs keeps a record of changes, too, with timestamps, which is useful if you need to show a professor that you completed certain work at a certain time.
We have a very convenient Hangouts conference creation tool here.
selfservice.montreat.edu and is the webportal into Montreat College's Student Records and Billing System. Log into it with your username. No @montreat.edu.
Check your official class roster, register for classes, and view your grades and unofficial transcript using Self Service. It is the front end face to our internal student information system. Use just your username to log in to Self Service.
Self Service shows your OFFICIAL class list. If a class you're taking is not listed in Self Service, then you're not officially registered for it, even if you're actively going to the class and participating.
Registration for classes opens for different semesters at different dates. Please check with your adviser about registration periods. Your adviser will also walk you through the registration process.
Self Service includes a "Finances" tab. When you look at your finances please do pay attention to the adjsuted / anticipated balance due at the bottom, which includes unapplied financial aid.
The Finances tab also includes a button to "Make a Payment." You can pay any portion of your balance with that interface.
The library provides reference services for all faculty and students. For faculty, the library can put on reserve and available a number of e-books and other electronic resources to make your classroom experience richer. For students, librarians are on call to help you with research. Our library has access to a vast collection of online articles and databases to help you with your academic work.
The Library Help site contains a very useful "ask a librarian" feature for students.
In addition, the Library provides forms for inter-library loan and reserve requests. The library staff can research compile a collection of online PDFs or other resources that your students can access to further their education.
Passwords for accessing the library reserves and online library materials are available under the Library Help page as well. You'll need to log in with your college credentials to access that information.
Just email your paper to "email@example.com." or, if you're using Google Apps, share your document with "firstname.lastname@example.org" and THEN send them an email with a link to your document. The email is important - it will be used to correspond with you through the proofreading process.
Writing Center help, along with proofreading, is available to all students, including online and Adult and Graduate program students.
This room contains a place to post prayer requests and for-sale items. It also contains a few other helpful resources and documents provided by different groups on campus, such as Student Services and the Chaplain's Office. The Community Room is part of our main Moodle portal.
online.montreat.edu is the primary gateway to Moodle portals. Montreat College uses Moodle as its primary learning management system.
Montreat has two main Moodle portals:
If you don't find your class, you might go back out to online.montreat.edu and try the other portal.
All Moodle portals require only your username to log in. No @montreat.edu.
All courses are added automatically to Moodle, with instructors appearing in those courses within 30 days of start date, and all students appear in those courses wtihin 7 days of the course start date.
If you need help with Moodle, please see the Faculty Staff room.
If you want to use another system, such as Google Classroom or a system provided by a textbook. you should link to the relevant resource from within your Moodle class instance.
For Traditional Program students only, you can see a college directory of students, with pictures, in the Student Directory. Just log in to the Student Info System. No @montreat.edu to log in.
Our website home page at www.montreat.edu contains additional service links under the Current Students and Faculty & Staff links at the top.