Desire2Learn (D2L) Student Resources

Desire2Learn (D2L) is UWM's Web-based online course management system.

D2L is used by students to:

  • Obtain important course information
  • Electronically submit assignments
  • Read announcements
  • Take quizzes
  • Participate in class discussions
  • View course assignment grades

The tutorials below are intended to assist students with the usage of D2L. Assistance for instructors is provided by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Instructors should contact CETL directly at or 414-229-4319.


Navigate D2L (1:47)

Profile (2:01)

Account Settings (2:04)

Course Content (1:46)

Classlist (1:33)

Posting to Discussions (2:02)

Dropbox (1:57)

Quizzes (2:11)

Grades (1:40)