Welcome to Montana Western's Moodle site

UMW Bulldog wearing a mask. Text reads "Wear a mask. We are in this together. Stop the spread + keep classes on campus."


Dear Montana Western Faculty and Students,

If you haven't already, please review the COVID-19 safety training document and FAQ section on our website. Thank you for doing your part to keep our community healthy and safe.

If you have any questions after reviewing the attached safety training document and the FAQs webpage, please contact the following areas so we can provide answers to your questions.

  • For Students: Contact Dean of Students, Nicole Hazelbaker, by calling 406-683-7900 or email nicole.hazelbaker@umwestern.edu
  • For Faculty: Please contact your Division Chair

How to connect with student support services online

Resources for accessing online courses

Stay safe

If you are currently ill, stay home. If you feel you need medical attention, please call your health clinic or other provider immediately to discuss your illness and plan for how you will be seen. Do not go directly to your clinic or other healthcare provider without calling first.

If you become ill and are in the Dillon area:

  • If you have visited an area with a travel advisory that had a Travel Advisory Level 4, please immediately notify UMW Dean of Students, Nicole Hazelbaker, by calling 406-683-7900 during regular business hours or after hours by calling 406-925-9782 for further instruction.
  • If you visited an area affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, please call your health clinic or other provider immediately to discuss your illness and plan for how you will be seen. Do not go directly to your clinic or other healthcare provider without calling first.

If you become ill wherever you are:

  • If you visited an area affected by COVID-19 and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, within 14 days after you left, please call your health clinic or other provider immediately to discuss your illness and plan for how you will be seen. Do not go directly to your clinic or other healthcare provider without calling first.
  • Avoid contact with others.
  • Do not return to class or work.
  • Do not travel on public transportation.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds to avoid spreading the virus to others.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water immediately after coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains 60%–95% alcohol.
  • Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

Browser Recommendation

Recommended browsers for desktop computers: Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Internet Explorer 11. 
Recommended browsers for mobile devices: Mobile Safari, Google Chrome. 

Moodle E-mail

The Moodle e-mail system is called Quickmail. E-mails can be composed within and sent from Moodle but will be received in your university e-mail account (i.e. Outlook). Quickmail will keep a history of sent messages. It is essential that faculty and students check their Outlook e-mail accounts. Login to your e-mail account through this site: http://mail.umwestern.edu

Technical Support

Moodle technical support is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Mountain Time. Please contact Justin Mason, Director of eLearning, at justin.mason1@umwestern.edu or (406) 683-7536.