Digital Learning Environment (DLE)

The Digital Learning Environment (or DLE) is made up of the Learning Management System(s) (LMS) as well as additional tools used for instruction. The current LMSs are Desire2Learn (D2L) and Canvas; we are currently in transition and will be fully on Canvas by Fall of 2019. Additional tools include hosted video (Kaltura), web conferencing for synchronous instruction (Blackboard Ultra), and others.

Missing a course?

If you're missing a course be sure to check your Courses --> All Courses area in Canvas. Instructors and students can customize their Canvas dashboard by "favoriting" courses, and when new courses appear they may not be listed on the Dashboard, rather they will appear in the Courses --> All Courses area.

New instructors who do not have "Master Courses" (template courses) in Canvas should contact DLE@UWGB.EDU.

Instructors who need more "Master Courses" (template courses) can create their own.

Students: please check with your instructors to determine which platforms they are using. If your courses are not showing up as expected, please consult this document.

Desire2Learn (D2L)

D2L is the current system for most courses.
D2L LOGIN
Log in here if you have a UWGB campus network account. This login uses the same username and password as SIS, OneDrive, and campus email. Note: do not bookmark the log-in page. There is a separate EXTERNAL LOGIN for guest and external accounts (those who access D2L but not other GB systems like email or SIS).

Canvas

Canvas will be the new digital learning platform for UWGB.
Canvas Login
We began the transition to Canvas for Fall 2018. All courses will be migrated to Canvas by Fall 2019. Students: Please check with your instructors to determine which platforms they are using. The Canvas login uses the same username and password as SIS, OneDrive, and campus email.

Canvas 24-hour support:

Students: 1 (833) 811-3205  |  Instructors: 1 (833) 811-3206

Resources for Instructors

Manual for setting up a course in Canvas
Student orientation Module to upload into Canvas. (Creates a module of student resources in your Canvas homepage.)

Timeline of Canvas Transition

Green Bay Campus

Branch Campuses

Summer 2019: Last term in which instructors may use D2L. Summer 2019: Canvas accounts will unite so that Colleges material and UWGB material will be available with either login. D2L materials will remain separate for Colleges and UWGB accounts.
Summer 2019: Instructors prepare their fall offerings in Canvas master courses (designated as "Blank.Your Name.1"). Summer 2019: Instructors prepare their fall offerings in Canvas master courses (designated as "Blank.Your Name. 1").
August 11, 2019: End of Summer Term: Last day to teach in D2L. Summer 2019: Last term in which UW-Colleges will support learning technology. Instructors will use D2L.
August 21, 2019: Fall courses will appear in Canvas for instructors. Instructors may copy material from master course into "real" or instructional course (those with students). August 21, 2019: Fall courses will appear in Canvas for instructors. Instructors may copy material from master course into "real" or instructional course (those with students).
September 4, 2019: First day of Fall semester: All courses in Canvas. D2L will be available to access old course material only. September 4, 2019: First day of Fall semester: All courses in Canvas. Old D2L material will be available on the Colleges’ login page.
AY 2019-2020: Instructors will archive D2L materials and student work as needed. AY 2019-2020: Instructors will archive D2L materials and student work as needed. Instructors will find material in Colleges’s instance of D2L. Your old Colleges passwords should still work.
June 30, 2020: Last day to access D2L to retrieve course materials or access old student work. All access will end this day. Nobody will be able to login to d2l after this day. June 30, 2020: Last day to access D2L to retrieve course materials or access old student work. All access will end this day. Nobody will be able to login to d2l after this day.
August 11, 2020: Last day that instructors will need to have access to student work done in D2L during the summer term of 2019 to be compliant with UWSTU054. UW-Colleges will retain D2L records for UW-Colleges instructors in compliance with UWSTU054.
 

Support

Instructors and students can contact the IT Help Desk at 920.465.2309 or by email at helpdesk@uwgb.edu for support. 
How-to guides and help documents are also available 24-hours a day on the UWGB Knowlege Base. Common student questions include: My courses are not showing upD2L Quizzes, and Using the Dropbox. If you can’t find what you need, please consider suggesting a document!
For Canvas support, you can also view helpful guides on the Canvas Community.

Instructor Pathway (D2L to Canvas)

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