Desire to Learn (a.k.a. Brightspace)

Desire2Learn (abbreviated D2L) is UWM's web-based online learning management system

Login to D2L (

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

Instructors using D2L typically provide basic instruction for accessing the course website and indicate the D2L features that will be used in the course. Information and help is available from the UWM Help Desk: or 414-229-4040

UWM instructors may use D2L to:
  • Make course content available to students online
  • Conduct online quizzing
  • Establish online discussion groups
  • Provide links to online resources
  • Maintain course grades online

Assistance for instructors is provided by the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL). Visit the CETL Workshops site to register for workshops, or contact the CETL Learning Technology Desk; or 414-229-4319.