What is Desire2Learn?

Black Hills State University faculty and students utilize the program Desire2Learn, also referred to as D2L, a learning management system used to offer online courses and to supplement face-to-face courses. This system is shared by the six South Dakota public universities which permits students to need only one account to access courses from any of the universities. This program is frequently used on the BHSU campus in distance education programs and even for classes held on campus as a way for students and staff to stay connected.  A computer and an internet connection is required.

It's an easy way for faculty to create a course web site, cut down on the cost of printing, and easily facilitate communication. A D2L course site also allows faculty and students access at anytime from anywhere to syllabi, readings, multi-media files, electronic dropboxes, online quizzes, email, grading, student progress reports, project files and more.

Your D2L username is your first name initial, middle name initial and your last name, for example John Paul Doe's username would be: jpdoe. If it is your first time logging in to D2L, click "I'm new to D2L" in the top left corner. If you have logged on to D2L but forgot your password, click "What is my password?". Login information is also available at Login Help.

Visit Desire2Learn

Visit the Desire2Learn login page for South Dakota schools.

If you would like to learn more about Desire2Learn and become more familiar with how to use this program you can check out our student or faculty tutorials.

Have Questions?
Contact Terry Hupp or Anne Stevens or submit a Request Help Form.


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Information & Instructional Technology Services
E.Y. Berry Library Room 007
Black Hills State University
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IITS Office: 605.642.6020
IITS Help Desk: 605.642.6580

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