Course Help for Students

D2L Help

logo_d2lDesire2Learn (D2L) provides a number of resources to help students navigate the online learning environment. Go the support Web site >>

Graduate Assistants

Graduate Assistants (GAs) and Educational Technology staff from departments in the School of Education are available to help answer technical and access questions related to your online course. Their contact information is listed below:

Administrative Leadership (AD LDSP) - Anita Samuel (

Curriculum and Instruction (CURRINS) - Dj Himes (

Educational Policy and Community Studies (ED POL) - Dj Himes (

Educational Psychology (ED PSY) - Anya Woronzoff-Dashkoff (

Exceptional Education (EXCEDUC) - Damien Michaud (

Browser Plugins

Browser plugins are tools that will enhance your online course experience at UWM. The following are commonly used tools that may already be installed in your browser, but if not, links to download them are provided below.

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UWM Help Desk

If you run into any difficulties with D2L, PantherLink, PAWS, or other university IT service, help is available from the UWM Help Desk. You may do one of the following:

Send an email to

Call the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or 877-381-3459

Desire2Learn Overview Video

This video was produced for students in SOIS, but provides information that would be helpful for any UWM student taking an online or blended course in Desire2Learn (D2L).

How to Use ePortfolio in D2L

For students in the Adult Education and Higher Education Administration masters programs:


For students in teacher licensure programs: