University of Wisconsin–Madison

Desire2Learn (D2L)

UW-Madison is transitioning to the Canvas learning management system (LMS). The plan is to adopt it as the single, centrally supported LMS on campus, and to discontinue campus licensing and support of D2L and Moodle on June 1, 2018. See the Canvas Information website for details, including steps to set up a course in Canvas or getting additional help.

Students and faculty can access D2L by logging into the Learn@UW Course Dashboard.


  • Must be UW-Madison faculty member, researcher, staff member, or student

Getting started

  • The DoIT Help Desk provides centralized user support.
  • To inquire about or request consultative services, contact DoIT Academic Technology via email or phone at 608-262-5667.

Terms of use

Subject to UW System — Acceptable Use of Information Technology Policy

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