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Desire2Learn - D2L

What is D2L?

Desire2Learn (D2L) is a course management system that is used for students enrolled in seated, hybrid, and online courses.  Many faculty in face-to-face and web-enhanced courses use D2L to provide course materials to their students online.  Unless designated as an online course, some courses may not be listed on D2L.  Go to the D2L login page.

D2L System Status

If D2L becomes unavailable, check the D2L system status page.  This page will indicate any issues with the system and when the system will be back online and fully operational.

Using D2L for the First Time

  1. Activate your free student email account.
  2. Perform a D2L system check to be sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements for accessing D2L.  Some courses may require that you install additional plug-ins.
  3. To login to D2L, your username is your StarID.  Your password is your StarID password.  For StarID help,  go to http://starid.mnscu.edu/.
Students will be able to login to D2L 55 days before the semester starts but not access their courses until the first day of the semester unless otherwise specified by the instructor.  Students will not be able to see their D2L courses listed until the instructor makes their courses active.

Learn How to Use D2L

Training Sessions 

Training sessions are held at the beginning of each semester.  Registration is NOT required to attend a training session.




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Phone: 763-433-1510
Email: it.helpdesk@anokaramsey.edu
In Person:

Cambridge Campus, Rm. F207
Coon Rapids Campus, Rm. T124