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Canvas / Desire2Learn Student Info

The University of Wisconsin System is transitioning from Desire2Learn (D2L) to Canvas. Here is what you should know for the fall semester.

-- Courses may be in either Canvas or D2L. During the Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 semesters, instructors have the option to use either Desire2learn or Canvas for their courses. If you aren’t sure where to find your course, be sure to ask your instructor and they can point you in the right direction.

-- Canvas 24/7/365 support is available for all users. Most students are already familiar with the D2L Support Form (, but what happens when a student needs help with Canvas? You can contact the Canvas 24/7/365 Support team. You can find the Chat and E-mail options on both the Canvas Login Page ( and in the Help button in the lower left hand corner after you are logged in. If you prefer to call someone, you can reach the 24/7/365 Support at 1-833-811-3207.

-- Self-paced Student Training Course is available. Anyone interested in receiving an introduction to Canvas before the start of the semester can self-enroll in the state-provided Canvas Student Training course

-- Informational Tables Available Sept. 4-7. During the first week of classes ICIT will be at at various places around campus to chat with students:
- Esker Dining Hall: Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- University Center: Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Drumlin Dining Hall: Thursday, Sept. 6, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
- University Center: Friday, Sept. 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Have a great semester!

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