Getting started

Select your login method:


Technical requirements

Perform a system check to ensure your computer contains the supported system and software requirements Desire2Learn (D2L) requires by clicking the following link.

System Check

For a list of recommended browsers, settings, and software for use with D2L, visit the University of Wisconsin KnowledgeBase:

Learn@UW Recommended Software and Browsers.

Log on to D2L

  1. Open Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer
  2. From the UW-La Crosse homepage, select D2L from the Quicklinks list.Login options
  3. If you are a UWL student or employee using a NetID, select the NetID button. 
  4. Enter your NetID. 
  5. Enter your NetID password.

Default (NetID) username and password information can be found here.

  1. Click Login.

Access your course(s)

  1. On the My Home page select the title for your course. Each course link leads to that course's homepage.
  2. On the course home page, you will have access to several tools every time you enter your courses. 
  • News: Important course announcements, such as due dates, may be available.
  • Calendar: Use the calendar to view course events and deadlines.
  • Updates: Shows course updates, such as new discussion forum postings.
  • Library Resources: Access Murphy Library Resources.
  • File Viewers: Here you can find places to download viewers for popular file formats you will be viewing for coursework.