New Staff Onboarding

Welcome to MSU Extension and our Professional Development resources

This page is intended for new employees, and covers how to access important information relative to their employment with MSU Extension.

All new employees have two key courses in Desire 2 Learn (D2L), which is MSU's course management system. They should complete both, in this order:

  1. MSU Extension: New Staff Orientation. Complete this course in MSU's course management system, Desire2Learn (D2L). You should be able to log into D2L within days of receiving your MSU NET ID. You can get started beforehand using the PDF version. Email if you are unable to log into D2L. We recommend completing this course in your first month of employment. 
  2. MSU Extension: Essential New Employee Training. Compete this course AFTER you have completed the above course. We recommend completing it within the first 2-3 months of employment. 

New employees will also be invited to campus for a two-day New Staff Orientation. (NSO). These orientations are offered four times a year, so you should get an email soon. If you want to know the dates of the next NSO, contact Anne Baker


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