Michigan’s lakes and rivers often bustle with a variety of paddlers. Kayak, canoe, and stand-up paddleboard users traverse the state’s many waterways in search of tranquility or adventure. Michigan Sea Grant is enlisting paddlers in a fight to protect the waters they love through the MI Paddle Stewards program. More than 150 people participated in 2019 by becoming a certified MI Paddle Steward.

For questions and more information, contact Mary Bohling (bohling@msu.edu).


Online MI Paddle Stewards Class

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

To register for the MI Paddle Stewards Class you will need to create an MSU Guest Account.

  1. Create your MSU Guest Account/Community ID.
    • Click on “Create Guest Account”
    • Enter your Name and Email Address
    • You will receive an email from a sender called Community ID. In this email you will find a link which will allow you to set your password.
  1. Class registration: After you login to the MSU site with your Community ID and Password, complete your Michigan Paddle Steward Registration
  2. Upon registration, you will receive a receipt and instructions for accessing the course.

(To watch a video tutorial, demonstrating an overview of the registration process, click on the following link: Online Course Registration Video Tutorial.)

LOGGING INTO THE MI PADDLE STEWARDS CLASS

Once you have registered, follow the instructions below to login. These instructions will also be emailed to you once you are registered for the course.

  1. Go to the Michigan State University’s Online Course System (known as Desire2Learn or D2L): https://d2l.msu.edu/.
  2. Click on the Login button. In the MSU NETID field enter your email address (enter the same email used during registration).
  3. Enter the password you set during registration.
  4. You will be logged into D2L – click on the View All Courses link and you will see the Michigan Paddle Stewards Class.

*Note: If you need to reset your password go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password.

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

For technical assistance please contact Michigan State University Discovery Services at 517-353-8700 or email reachout@msu.edu. They are available from 7am-Midnight Monday through Friday and 10am-Midnight on Saturday/Sunday.

FAQ

  1. What is my username/NETID?
    Your username (or NET ID) is the email address you used to create your account during registration (you use the same email address/password for registering and for taking the course).
  2. What URL do I go to for logging into the course?
    Go to: https://d2l.msu.edu/. You will see the Michigan State University at the top of the page.
  3. I received a “not authenticated” response when trying to login – what do I do?
    A “not authenticated” message is typically an issue with a password not being entered correctly. To reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called “Community ID” with a link to reset your password.
  4. I forgot my password – where can I reset it?
    To reset your password at any time go to: https://community.idm.msu.edu/ and select the option for Forgot Password. You will receive an email from a sender called “Community ID” with a link to reset your password.
  5. Who can I call for technical support?
    For technical assistance please contact Michigan State University Discovery Services at 517-353-8700 or email reachout@msu.edu. They are available from 7am-Midnight Monday through Friday and 10am-Midnight on Saturday/Sunday.