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Desire2Learn (D2L) is Canisius College's Learning Management System. To access D2L, log into and click on the Desire2Learn link on the left hand side under My Applications.  Check out our links to the left, and below, for resources to get you started or keep you going in D2L.  

 The Center for Online Learning & Innovation maintains self-paced training resources, conducts workshops and one-on-one consultations for faculty & staff, and in general supports use of Desire2Learn at Canisius College.



titleSelf-Paced Resources

Our series of short tutorial videos and text guides will help you quickly learn how to do specific things in D2L.  If you're coming up on using D2L for the first time, consider running through these to learn the basics.  A video or two a day, in a few spare minutes, can get you up and running with the basics within a week!

 D2L Self-Paced Training for StudentsD2L Self-Paced Training for Faculty and Staff

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Additional Resources

Within D2L, users can get a student view of the content area of a mock course. Login is required. This shows how D2L organizes content, and some types of content you might use in a real course.For faculty, D2L has a pair of apps for iOS/iPad that can help you organize course documents, or if you are an instructor, grade student dropbox submissions.  

Binder App

  • Grader App (for instructors)
  • Also available in D2L are Turnitin's Originality Check and GradeMark Tools.  Please let COLI Staff know if you need further help with specific questions.  We are here to help you!