UW-Colleges Desire2Learn

About Desire2Learn

Desire2Learn (D2L) is the course management system for the UW Colleges.


UW Colleges Online? Go here



Check the links below for more information:

Updates on the performance issues.

Best Practices during Performance Issues. (thanks to UW-Eau Claire)


Access to D2L is not available between 5 and 7 a.m. on Thursdays for system upkeep.


Students, to look up your username/password go to Portal Page.

All users working from home should do a system check before logging in.

The system check will help you optimize your home computer settings with D2L.


Faculty members may request new course sites using the course request form.

Please be sure to run a system check
before working from home.

D2L Online Documentation


Help Desk

UW Colleges Campus students and instructors - if you have problems with D2L please visit the UW Colleges Service Desk.

You can also call the Service Desk at 1-888-UWEXUWC (1-888-893-9892.)

UW Colleges Online students and instructors should contact the UW Colleges Online Helpdesk or email them at uwconlinesupport@uwc.edu.

You can also call the UWC Online Helpdesk at 1-877-449-1877.


Access to Desire2Learn courses is restricted to registered students and their instructors. Others who wish to access the course sites must obtain expressed written consent. Therefore, you should never give out your course username/password to anyone, no matter how well intended. Even if you want to share your own coursework and/or information with a UW Colleges advisor, you must still obtain permission and an appropriate guest login by contacting your instructor. We respect your privacy, and we ask that you respect the privacy of your classmates and instructors.