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Are you a transfer student or someone who's coming to the Mount to complete a second (or third) degree? We get it. It's not your first year and you probably know a lot about how to be a university student. But there's still something for you in Mount 101. 

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. Think of it like training you'd complete before you start a new job. It's part refresher and part new information. Use Mount 101 as a resource 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? 

Starting (and finishing) Mount 101

  1. Log into your Moodle account using your MSVU username and password.
  2. Click on "2019 Mount 101" and start with the Informed Consent. Then go through the "101 on Mount 101" to find out everything you need to know.
  3. Start in any order. It's an asynchronous program, so you decide when you want to complete each section. 
  4. Go through the lessons and apply what you've learned in the interactive activities and Check Your Knowledge questions.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 
  7. 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. 
  8. If you have any technical issues, please email helpdesk@msvu.ca and use MOUNT 101 as the subject.

This isn't my first year, why do I have to complete it? 

Anyone who's new at the Mount has to complete Mount 101, even if they've already been to university before. The program is designed to introduce you to the Mount specifically, not to university in general. And there are some benefits to the program. 

By completing the online program: 

  • 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
  • You'll have the satisfaction of completing something
  • You'll be able to register for next year's courses once course registration opens. Completing Mount 101 is a prerequisite for registration in the 2020-2021 academic year so you won't be able to register until you've completed the online program
  • You'll get a cool completion certificate to put on your wall
  • 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. 

Make Mount 101 worth your time

  • 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 about the writing process after you've handed in your essay? 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. 

Have any issues? Contact us. 

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, Mount 101 Program Coordinator

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