Desire2Learn@UWM (Brightspace) Learning Management System

The D2L Service is No Longer Available

As of June 30, 2020, the D2L Brightspace service for UWM is no longer available. As a result, course information and records stored in D2L are no longer available in their original form.

What Service is UWM Using Now?

All coursework is now being conducted in Canvas, the hub of UWM’s Digital Learning Environment. The first classes were offered in Canvas during the Fall 2018 term.

Accessing Canvas

To login to Canvas, visit the Canvas website at Continuing Education users can login to Canvas using the Canvas Continuing Education page at

Accessing Archived D2L Data

Select information from D2L has been archived for records management purposes. The non-importable, anonymized information includes:

  • Course files
  • Student assignments and progress (except D2L rubrics)
  • Grade information

Refer to the “About archiving courses, files and other data from D2L” KB article for information on the semesters preserved, and the length of time the information will be preserved.

If you need access to archived information:

  • Students should contact the instructor of the course to see if information has been stored and is available. If the instructor is unavailable or does not have information, contact the department which offered your course. If your department is unable to help, contact the UWM Help Desk for further assistance.
  • Instructors should contact their department leadership, administrative support and school/college teaching and learning support to ask for any copies of information first.  If information is not available, contact CETL for further assistance.
  • Departments should contact CETL for further assistance.