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    Desire2Learn (D2L)

    D2L is an online course management system for professors and students to use. Please note that you will only have access to your D2L if you are enrolled in a course and  the instructor of that course has activated the course in D2L (note that some instructors may not activate their courses). Once you are enrolled in a D2L course you can login to your account using your NetID here.


    Email using EagleApps


    Gaming consoles in residence halls

    The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse does not encourage students to use the campus network connection in order to play video games or take advantage of other network functions currently available through gaming consoles, but we do understand that many students now own and use their gaming consoles in their daily lives.  We do not support any issues you may encounter while playing video games or using gaming consoles for any reason in the residence halls.  Also, we do not guarantee the network connection speed or quality gaming consoles receive in the residence halls , especially during academic hours.  The campus network and internet connection received in the residence halls to be used first and foremost for the completion of academic related work and research.  That being said, below you will find information regarding connecting some of the most popular gaming consoles to the campus network.

    Currently Supported Devices

    • Microsoft Xbox
    • Microsoft Xbox 360
    • Nintendo Gamecube
    • Nintendo Wii
    • Sony Playstation 2 (PS2)
    • Sony Playstation 3 (PS3)

    Although all recent gaming consoles come with the capability of being connected to a wireless network, no current gaming consoles support the authentication procedure used on our campus network. Keep in mind, you are forbidden to use a router or access point in the residence halls (wired or wireless).  Violation of this rule will result in the device being confiscated by Information Technology Services or Residence Life Information Services

    Help -  Eagle Help Desk, ePortfolio and webpage Q & A, and multimedia editing lab

    Learning Technology Help Sessions for Students

    ITS offers Q & A sessions in the evenings during the semester, which are provided by our student peer mentors. Q & A sessions are offered M-W evening from 5:30pm-8:30pm and are open sessions for students to stop in room 23 Wing with any questions related to D2L ePortfolios, academic web pages on SAWS, Google Apps (including Google Sites), or Office 2013.

    Help - Non English Technical Support

    Individual file storage

    Microsoft Office 365 Pro Plus for Students

    In late 2013, Microsoft announced that universities with existing Microsoft Office licenses for faculty and staff would also be allowed to provide students use of Microsoft Office products. The new service is called Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students and allows students to download, install, and use Microsoft Office at no cost. To take advantage of this new service follow these steps:

    1. Visit and enter your UWL email address where prompted (ex: Please note you will then be redirected to UWL's login screen.
    2. When prompted enter your UWL NetID password. Your email address will already be in the username box and should be left there. If you have forgotten or need to reset your NetID password visit
    3. Follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the software for your device.
    4. When launching the software for the first time you will be asked to log in to activate Microsoft Office. Use your full UWL email address and NetID password to activate Office.

    Some information to be aware of when using Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students.

    • Students will be able to download and install Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus for Students on up to five personal devices.
    • The software is available for Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, and other mobile operating systems.
    • The features of Office 365 ProPlus for Students mirror the same Microsoft Office currently available on campus.
    • Devices must check-in with Microsoft at least once every 30 days to retain their activation for Office.
    • Students will lose access to the free software once they discontinue enrollment at UWL. They may purchase a subscription to Microsoft Office if they would like to continue to have access to the software after leaving UWL.


    Password reset and management

    While EagleApps (email) and NetID accounts are different, both passwords can be changed at once by using the tools on the password management web page.

    When changing a password, please be sure to follow the Strong Password guidelines listed on that site.


    Software purchases (academic pricing)

    Student Academic Web Server (SAWS)

    Technology Policies

    MyMedia-Video Creation And Sharing

    Virtual desktop


    • Enrolled students can access WINGS (  using their NetID username and password.
    • You will need to access WINGS for many reasons including registering for classes and paying tuition.
    • You can access a mobile version of WINGS on UWL Mobile (

    Wireless Internet on campus

    UWL mobile

    Access UWL Mobile.