Banner (aka MyInfo) is the Student Information System (SIS) that integrates with Brightspace (D2L) on the MSU Bozeman campus. IPSIS (Integration Pack for Student Information Systems) is an integration platform in Brightspace that facilitates the import of information from Banner to Brightspace.

Updates from Banner to D2L via IPSIS are how course and user information are set up inside Brightspace. Some information on behavior is outlined below.

Updates from Banner to Brightspace run multiple times during the day

  • Monday through Friday at  ~ 7:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 2:00 PM; 5:00 PM; 8:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday at  ~ 12 PM and 8 PM

Actions related to accounts and courses are handled by the Registrar.

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Add participant behavior

When a participant is added into a course via the classlist it will not be overwritten by Banner (My Info) unless something changes in Banner related to that account in that course.

Select this link to access information on adding a participant into a course via the classlist

Many common names will have multiple users associated - always verify the correct user is entered into the course at the proper role.

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Instructor Account Maintenance

Over time a build up of courses from past semesters populate the accounts of instructors in the system.

Instructor role can manage the courses that they have access to by going into a past course that they do not wish to continue seeing and unenrolling themselves from the course (classlist > select checkbox next to name > select "Unenroll" at the top of the table).

If they have unenrolled themselves from a past course and wish to be re-enrolled they must contact support staff who will do the work.

Ecat Team
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 406-994-3255 - Option 2 

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Learner Account Maintenance

Student role access to courses is governed by Banner and registrations related to semesters.

  • All courses are auto-provisioned from Banner and exist in Brightspace. All enrollments are updated in each of these courses daily from Banner.
  • For a learner who is registered properly, a course can appear up to 5 days before the start date *if* the instructor has made it active.
  • Not all instructors choose to use Brightspace, and, in some cases, an instructor may not make a course active until a later date.
  • If a learner does not see an expected course appearing as of the start date and the instructor has indicated that Brightspace will be used for the course, contact the instructor.

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Course Merge Timing

Course merge requests are handled on a first come first serve basis.

Select this link for information related to merging courses in the Brightspace system

To request a merge: Instructors send an email to [email protected] detailing the courses/sections that will comprise the merged course.

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Inactive User Accounts

Individuals who have registered for classes at MSU-Bozeman are created in the MSU-Bozeman Brightspace system with a 'student' role.

When no business has been conducted by an individual in Banner in over a year, the 'student' role in Brightspace is changed to that of an 'InactiveUser' role. The 'InactiveUser' role change stays in place until the individual again engages with Banner (registers for class, gets on the payroll, etc.). Action of this type changes 'InactiveUser' role back to 'Student' role.

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