Desire2Learn (D2L)

Last Updated: 04/30/2018

 Canvas available at CU Boulder

Last fall, the campus launched a faculty-and student-driven initiative to identify the best learning management system (LMS) to meet CU Boulder’s teaching, learning and administrative needs. After several months of evaluation, the university announced the selection of Canvas as the new LMS. Learn more about the selection process and implementation effort on the D2L to Canvas Migration website.

Get Started with D2L

Desire2Learn is CU Boulder's online learning environment. Two types of Desire2Learn courses can be requested:

Logging into D2L

  1. Open a supported browser
  2. Go to
  3. Login with your IdentiKey.
  4. Your courses can be accessed from the My Courses section on My Home.

Training Sessions

Learning Technology Consultants (LTC) in the Academic Technology Applications Program (ATAP) provide D2L trainings to CU Boulder faculty and staff on a regular basis. Please visit the D2L Training Registration page for a training schedule.

D2L Instructions and Resources