New to Mount 101? Find out more about the program.

Welcome to Mount 101

You’re starting at university so you probably know a thing or two about being a student. But how many times have you heard that university is different than high school? Believe it or not, Mount 101 can take away some of the uncertainty you might be feeling right now. How you say? By answering questions you may not have even known you had.

The online program introduces you to the Mount, its services, and what you need to know to be the best Mount student you can be. Use Mount 101 to build upon what you already know and see what you can take from the program. What are you scared of, that you might learn something?

Looking for something specific? Use the Academic Resources in Mount 101 guide to find the resources you need, when you need them.

  • New MSVU students are automatically enrolled in Mount 101 through batch enrollments. The next enrollment will take place in mid-August.
  • Check your Moodle account to see if you have been enrolled in Mount 101.
  • If you cannot see Mount 101 on your Moodle dashboard, you can enroll yourself for free in Mount 101 by registering for MSVU 0101-01 in the Fall 2022 semester.
  • If you are a graduate student who would like access, email
  • Log into your Moodle account using your MSVU username and password.
  • Click on “2022/FA MSVU 0101-01 (Mount 101)” and start with the “Start Here: How Mount 101 Works” section. Complete the three quick steps to learn how the program works.
  • Click on any section to get started.
  • You can complete the program on your own time and at your own pace. The program saves your spot so you can leave and come back as often as you need.
  • If you have any technical issues, please email and use MOUNT 101 as the subject.
  • Go through the lessons and apply what you’ve learned in the interactive activities and Check Your Knowledge questions.
  • Show off what you know (and learned) in the Check-in Challenges. You need to earn 7/10 on the Check-in Challenge to complete each section. And you can take the Challenge as many times as you want.
  • When you’re finished you’ll see check marks next to each box in Mount 101. And you’ll know you’re done when you receive your completion certificate.

Yes. Anyone who’s new at MSVU has to complete Mount 101.

  • You’ll learn what you need to know to find your way around the Mount and how to get the most out of your classes
  • The satisfaction of completing something
  • Completing Mount 101 is a prerequisite for registration in the 2023-2024 academic year. This means that you’ll be able to register for next year’s courses once you’ve completed Mount 101 (and the timetable has been released).
  • You get a cool completion certificate.
  • You can put Mount 101 on your Co-Curricular Record. Use your CCR to give yourself the edge that future employers, graduate school, and scholarship committees are looking for.
  • Don’t waste your time just clicking through. You have to complete Mount 101 so why not get something out of it. You never know, you might just learn something new.
  • Do it in chunks. Take an hour and finish a section. Or, if you only have ten minutes, work your way through a lesson. If you break it into chunks and spread it out over the semester you’ll be done in no time at all.
  • Do it when it makes sense. Why would you read research tips after you’ve handed in your research paper? It’s the same with Mount 101. You’ll get more out of it if you finish the sections when they’re useful and relevant. So take note of the recommended times in Moodle.

If you have any questions about what to expect at the Mount or in Mount 101, please contact us. We’re here to answer any questions you might have.

Marisha Caswell, Transition and Retention Program Manager /