Desire2Learn Debuts


DePaul is moving to a new Learning Management System called Desire2Learn (D2L) in winter of 2011. Blackboard will no longer be available for new courses, although old courses will be available to finish any incomplete work.

D2L is available at:; use your Campus Connection credentials to log in.

New Tools in D2L

On your DePaul Home Page:

  • Create your Profile, add your picture
  • Set a “signature file” for your email in Preferences
  • Access your locker
  • Access DePaul University resources such as the library and writing center, university policies and academic calendar, disability services, DePaul Central, and many more
  • Access your calendar with course deadlines

On your Course Home Page:

  • Find Events and your Calendar to show upcoming assignments and deadlines.
  • Monitor class activity through Updates.
  • Read News items from your instructor.
  • Find SNL–specific student resources such as D2L training materials, tutorials and links to buy books, technical requirements, writing help, and more.
  • View the course content.
  • Find and use Checklists to guide and monitor your progress through the course.
  • Use the Classlist to see your classmates and instructor, view their personal profiles, email them, and check your course progress.
  • Use the synchronous Chat tool to communicate in real time with your classmates and instructor.
  • View your grades and faculty feedback



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