Please complete these steps and be aware of the notes to be successful with your BHSU online classes.
Step 1 - Usernames and Passwords
To obtain a username and password information for the various programs you will use, start by going to www.bhsu.edu/LoginHelpor select e-mail from the BHSU Homepage and then click on the login help link. If you have difficulty accessing your Login Help page, please send an e-mail to the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2 - BHSU Student E-Mail account
Once you have obtained your Login Help page, you will be able to use your new yellowjackets e-mail account in conjunction with the 6 digit pin/password provided. BHSU e-mail is the primary means of communicating official University information to students. When a student is enrolled in a BHSU course, she/he is issued an e-mail account. Students should be aware that the university uses e-mail to communicate official information of many kinds to students. Students are responsible for the information in official university e-mails and are expected to meet all deadlines, requirements, and safety recommendations, as described. Examples include, but are not limited to, financial aid announcements, billing statements, registration, or enrollment information, course cancellations, etc. Much of this information is time sensitive; therefore, students are expected to check their BHSU e-mail at least twice a week.
To login to your student e-mail account for the first time, please follow the instructions on the Login Help page.
Step 3 - Logging into Desire2Learn (D2L) and WebAdvisor
The next step, after logging into your e-mail, is to go to the D2L (Desire to Learn) link from the bhsu.edu home page . Choose "I'm New to D2L" and follow the instructions to set your password. You will find your username for D2L/WebAdvisor on your login help page. Once you have set your password, this combination of username and password will be used for both D2L and WebAdvisor. Click here for more information on using WebAdvisor.
To be clear, your student e-mail username/password is one combination, and your WebAdvisor and D2L is a separate combination (username on Login Help; password set by you and not stored anywhere in our system). If you lose or forget either of your passwords, you should return to the “Reset Password” option.
Step 4 - Payment
To make a payment, log in to WebAdvisor (this is the same login as D2L), select the Students Menu, and then SDePay/View Account. You will be redirected to the secure payment site where there is an option to "view current activity", which will hold your most up-to-date account information and an option to make a payment or set up a payment plan. Billing notices will NOT be mailed
Tuition is payable, approximately, one month prior to the start of the term. If payment arrangements haven't been made by the payment deadline, you will be charged a late fee and will be in jeopardy of possible class cancellation. Payment notices, with deadlines, will be sent in an e-mail to your student e-mail account (ONLY). Please watch for these notices and arrange payment as soon as you get them.
Step 5 - Course Access Information
Prior to the start date of your course, go to the Desire2Learn website located on BHSU's homepage (under the Menu, top left) or D2L. Use the System Check feature available on the Desire2Learn webpage to make sure your browser meets the requirements to use the software.
If you have technical problems accessing your course on Desire2Learn, please email email@example.com or contact either Terry Hupp at 605-642-6038 or Terry.Hupp@bhsu.edu or Anne Stevens at 605-642-6064 or Anne.Stevens@bhsu.edu.
Note 1 - When to Start
Access to the course will be permitted approximately 30 days prior to the start of the term upon activation by the professor. During your pre-term access, you will be able to view the course syllabus and textbook requirements. Assignments may begin immediately after the start of the term and may be due within a day or two, so it is important to be ready to start as soon as the term begins.
Note 2 - Textbook Information
You will be able to order the text book(s) at BHSU´s bookstore. You should order your textbook as soon as possible. If you have questions, please call 605-642-6636 or email Dennis Walkins at Dennis.Walkins@bhsu.edu.
Note 3 - Library Information
Visit the Library Hompeage.
- In order to access the library databases, you will use your BHSU E-mail as your user name and your username and your Pin/Password found at Login Help page
- For interlibrary loan, you will need your 14-digit Library Barcode found at the Library Login page
Note 4 - Dropping a class
If you choose NOT to take any of the classes in which you are enrolled, you must drop the course through WebAdvisor registration or send a written request to the Registrar’s Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the course census date to ensure 100% tuition credit. Full-semester length classes all have the same census date (Fall 2017-August 31; Spring 2018-January 17). Short term and summer class census dates are MUCH earlier in the class and can be found on the WebAdvisor course listing. After the course census date, "withdraw" policies go into effect. Classes dropped after the course census date will be assigned a grade of “WD” and there will be no tuition credit.
Additional registration instructions/information can be found at the Current Studentspage.
Note 5 - Withdraw from the University
The Registrar’s Office (Woodburn 103, 605-642-6044) must be notified, if a student decides to completely withdraw from school. The notification MUST be in writing, by e-mail, fax, or in person. The student's withdrawal date is the date the student began the withdrawal process or officially notified BHSU of intent to withdraw by contacting the Registrar’s Office. Please be sure to note your full name, student id number, and last date of participation in classes on your request.
For students who fail to officially withdraw, the institution may administratively withdraw the student. The withdrawal date for an administrative withdrawal will be determined at the University’s option to be:
- The midpoint of the enrollment period, or
- The last documented date of attendance at an academically related event, or,
- The date an event occurred which prevented the student from officially withdrawing from the institution. Such events include illness, grievous personal loss, or other such circumstances beyond the student’s control.
A student is considered withdrawn during a term if classes have begun and:
- The student has registered for at least one course and the student has initiated withdrawal from all state-support and self-support courses at all Regental universities in which the student was actively enrolled at the time of withdrawal, including courses in progress as well as those that have not yet begun, or;
- The Regental home university has completed withdrawal procedures for administrative reasons including, without limitation, non-payment of tuition and fees, or disciplinary sanctions.
- Students enrolled in two or more Regental universities pursuant to financial aid consortia will be eligible for refunds as set forth herein only if they withdraw, drop out or are expelled from all classes at all Regental universities for which they have enrolled.
A student who is required to withdraw from the term or from a course after the final withdrawal date (BOR policy 2:6.8) due to illness or extenuating circumstances may petition the Vice President for Academic Affairs (of the student’s primary institution) for an exception to the final withdrawal date.
Additional information regarding withdrawal from the university can be found at the Registration/Records page.
Note 6 - Refunds
Students who drop courses, withdraw or are administratively withdrawn, suspended or expelled from the Regental system within the drop/add period receive a 100 percent refund of tuition and per credit hour fees. Students who drop individual courses after the census date (10% of the class) will not receive any tuition refund. Students who withdraw or are administratively withdrawn, suspended, or expelled from the Regental system after the census date (10% of the class) may be entitled to a refund. Total withdrawals refunds will be based on a percentage of the remaining portion of the semester.
Additional details regarding the Refunds Policy can be found at the Refunds page.