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ONLINE RESOURCES

As a new student you now have access to Montana Tech’s online resources. Each system serves its own specific purpose and will be used frequently throughout your college career. To help you get started, we have put together the following instructions to guide you through each of the online systems.

OrediggerWeb

OrediggerWeb is Montana Tech’s on-line student management system and is used for a number of different things including registering for your classes, accepting your financial aid, viewing and paying your bill, and checking your grades.

Logging in to OrediggerWeb

OrediggerWeb is available 24/7, except Sundays from 8:30 am - 11:30 am when it’s down for routine maintenance.

  • You can access OrediggerWeb by clicking on the OrediggerWeb link in the upper right hand corner of the Montana Tech home page.
  • Once you’ve passed through the information page, click Login to Secure Area.
  • Enter your Student ID Number in the User ID box. Your Student ID Number is the 799xxxxxx number that is printed on your Digger Card as well as your acceptance letter to Montana Tech.
  • Enter your PIN.
    • For first-time users, your PIN is your birthdate (MMDDYY). After logging in for the first time, we encourage you to change your PIN for security reasons. You can do this by clicking on the Change PIN link.
    • If you’ve forgotten your PIN, you can reset it by entering your User ID and pressing the Forgot PIN button.
    • You have 3 attempts to login correctly. If unsuccessful, your PIN will be disabled and you must contact Enrollment Services (496-4256) to re-activate your PIN.
  • After you press the login button, you must complete the PIN Question and Answer.
  • Accept the Terms of Usage by pressing Continue

Once you’re logged in to OrediggerWeb, you have access to view your personal information, as well as check your financial aid status, registration status, view and pay your bill, etc. OrediggerWeb will automatically log you out after 10 minutes of non-activity.

Checking Your Admission Status

Follow these steps on Orediggerweb to check the status of your admission file.
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  • Click on Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Click on Admissions
  • Click on Application Status
  • Under Processed Applications, click on the term for the appropriate application
  • At the bottom of the screen is a list of the requirements to complete your admission file. If there's a date in the received column, then we have received that item

Checking Your Financial Aid Status

Follow these steps on Orediggerweb to check the status of your financial aid file. Be sure to check back often as the requirements may change throughout the process.
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  • Click on Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Click on Financial Aid
  • Click on My Overall Status of Financial Aid
  • Select the Aid Year
  • If you have outstanding requirements, it will say "You have unsatisfied student requirements for this aid year." Click on the "student requirements" link.
  • Here you will see a list of items required to complete your file. Anything in blue is a hyperlink. The Requirements Messages tab gives you additional information regarding your requirements.

Finding your Advisor

  • Select Student Services and Financial Aid
  • Select Admission
  • Select Who is my Advisor?
  • Your primary advisor is listed here
  • Use the Montana Tech Directory to find their contact information

Printing your Class Schedule

  • Click on Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Click on Registration
  • Click on Concise Student Schedule.

Paying your Bill/Finalizing your Registration

There are two ways to pay your bill. The first is by paying directly at the Business Office located in the Mining and Geology Building Room 205. The second way is by paying online through Orediggerweb. This step must be complete before you can finalize registration.

Follow these steps if you owe a balance

  • Log in to OrediggerWeb
  • Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Select Student Account
  • Select Account Detail for Term
  • Select Term
  • Health Insurance Options (Students enrolled in 4 or more credits)
    • Select either I Have Insurance Coverage if you choose to waive the insurance, or select I Need Health Insurance if you choose to keep the insurance.
    • Select Waive Insurance if you're waiving the insurance, select Elect Insurance if you're keeping the insurance.
  • Select Finalize/Pay Now. This will give you the option to pay by credit card or electronic check. Please pay the amount due. If you cannot pay your bill in full before fee payment is due you have the option of deferring payment by completing the Deferred Payment Form. This will require that you pay your bill in three installments along with a $30 service charge at the time of deferment. Credit cards used on-line will be charged a $10 convenience fee.

Follow these steps if you do not owe a balance and/or are expecting a refund

  • Log in to OrediggerWeb
  • Select Student Services & Financial Aid
  • Select Student Account
  • Select Account Detail for Term
  • Select Term
  • Health Insurance Options (Students enrolled in 4 or more credits)
    • Select either I Have Insurance Coverage if you choose to waive the insurance, or select I Need Health Insurance if you choose to keep the insurance.
    • Select Waive Insurance if you're waiving the insurance, select Elect Insurance if you're keeping the insurance.
  • Select Finalize Registration.
  • Pick up refund check at the Business Office the day before classes begin.

Bills can be finalized anytime between July 7th and August 14th.

Failure to complete one of these steps will result in the cancelation of your registration and you will be dropped from all of your classes.

Tech Email

Your Montana Tech email account will be created 24 hours after you register for classes and is the official source of communication for the school, so check it often!

Retrieving your username and password:

  • Access MyMTech by clicking on the MyMTech link in the top, right-hand corner of the Montana Tech homepage.
  • Click on "New Student?" in the top right-hand corner under the "Sign In" button.
  • Use your Student ID number and last name to retrieve your username and password.

Signing in to your Account:

  • Click on the Email link in the top, right-hand corner of the Montana Tech homepage.
  • Click on Campus E-Mail Login
  • Use your username and password from the step above to access your account.

If you have any trouble signing in or retrieving your username and password, contact the Campus Technology Services (CTS) helpdesk at ctshelpdesk@mtech.edu or 406-496-4244.

MyMTech/Moodle

Your MyMTech/Moodle account is created 24 hours after you have registered for classes. The username and password for MyMTech/Moodle is the same username and password that you will use to access on-campus computers and your Montana Tech e-mail account. To retrieve your username and password for MyMtech/Moodle, follow these steps:

  • Access MyMTech by clicking on the MyMtech link in the top, right-hand corner of the Montana Tech homepage.
  • Click on "New Student?" in the top right-hand corner under the "Sign In" button.
  • Use your Student ID number and last name to retrieve the username and password.
  • Use the retrieved username and password to "Sign In" on the MyMTech page.
  • After logging in to MyMTech, all of the courses in which you are enrolled will appear on the dashboard homepage under the "Moodle Learning" channel. For fall students, these classes will appear the week before classes start in August.

Moodle is a web-based course management tool designed to enhance teaching and learning. Moodle allows easy access to course materials, assignments, tests and grades. Moodle also interfaces seamlessly with Wimba (our virtual classroom tool) providing the capability of video conferencing, chat and a virtual whiteboard. This system can be used to supplement the face-to-face curriculum or can be used for classes that are taught strictly online. How much or how little Moodle is used is left to the instructor’s discretion.

There are detailed instructions on how to use Moodle at www.mtech.edu/cts/ (click Moodle in the left hand menu). If you have any trouble accessing MyMtech or Moodle, please contact the Computer Technical Services (CTS) Help Desk at 406-496-4244 or ctshelpdesk@mtech.edu.

Digger Central

Digger Central is a website created specifically for current student information. It is a centralized location to find everything you might need as a student at Montana Tech. Check it to keep up to date on important deadlines, financial aid information, scholarship information, class availability, and campus announcements. Digger Central is accessible from the Montana Tech homepage by clicking on "Current Students" or by visiting www.mtech.edu/diggercentral.