Desire2Learn FAQ

If you are unable to log in to Desire2Learn, you may be working on a computer (probably your own) where IE (Internet Explorer) Privacy settings are set too High, which is disabling the cookies used by D2L.

Try this:
  • To test: go to the logon screen for D2L and click the link: Check Your Browser Settings.
  • If Cookies fails the system check
    • Click Tools, on the browser's Menu bar and select Internet Options…
    • Click the Privacy tab.
    • If the Privacy setting is set too High, move the slider bar down to Medium and click OK.
Note: Computers on campus at UWSP have a Privacy setting comparable to Medium
If Desire2learn will not open its pop up windows, check to see if a popup blocker has recently been installed. Any of D2L's options/features that open second browser window will be blocked by a popup stopper. All you need to do is tell your popup stopper to allow popup windows from Desire2Learn.
  • Once you have logged into D2L, locate your semester below "My Stevens Point Courses".  Click the the plus sign "+" to the left of the semester to view your course(s).
  • Courses are not activated in D2L unless they have been requested by the instructor.  Instructors may request a course addition here.