D2L — also known as Desire2Learn and D2L Brightspace — is Marquette University's e-learning management system. It's your hub for remote learning.

D2L Login

  • Login to D2L at https://d2l.mu.edu/ with your Marquette username (not your email address) and password.
  • If you don't have access to a computer, you can login to D2L from your smart phone or tablet's web browser at https://d2l.mu.edu/.
  • After successful login, note that your courses appear after the News items and under the heading "My Courses." You also can click or tap the "waffle" icon to see courses.

    Click waffle icon for course sites

Trouble Uploading or Submitting Your File to D2L?

Make sure the filename contains only letters, numbers, hyphens and underscores. Only use a single period in the filename — just before the file extension (e.g., .docx, .pdf). 

Do not use special characters in the filename such as extra periods ("."), slashes ("/"), ampersands ("&"), colons (":"), question marks ("?"), quotation marks, pound signs or hash marks ("#") and asterisks ("*").

Be-The-Difference.docx will work as a filename for upload to D2L.
Ring.Out/Ahoya&MU#Rah*Rah.pdf will NOT work.


Videos: How to Use D2L (also called Brightspace)

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1. How to Navigate D2L

Video length: 1 minute, 14 seconds

2. How to View Course Materials in the D2L Content Tool

Video length: 1 minute, 45 seconds

3. How to Engage in Discussions on D2L

Video length: 2 minutes

4. How to Submit Assignments via D2L and Confirm a Submission

Video length: 3 minutes, 4 seconds

IMPORTANT: Do not use special characters in your submission's filename

5. How to Access Quizzes on D2L

Video length: 2 minutes, 17 seconds

Taking Quizzes and Exams Online

6. How to Troubleshoot Access to Quizzes

Video length: 2 minutes, 40 seconds

7. How to View Grades and Feedback on D2L (If Used by Instructor)

Video length: 1 minutes, 33 seconds

8. How to Set Up D2L Notifications

Video length: 1 minutes, 43 seconds


If you have questions about D2L, please contact the IT Services TechSquad.