Learn@UW (UW-Madison only) - Overview of Course Dashboard

What is the Learn@UW Course Dashboard?

The Learn@UW Course Dashboard is a consolidated list of all your UW-Madison credit, non-credit, continuing education, and employee training courses that use either the Desire2Learn (D2L), Moodle or Canvas online platforms. It’s important to remember that not all instructors use D2L, Moodle or Canvas for their courses. 


I'm a student. Why can't I see one of my courses in the Course Dashboard?

Not all instructors use D2L, Moodle or Canvas, and some instructors might not have yet activated their D2L, Moodle or Canvas course for student access. Check with your instructors for details on their use of these systems. Additionally, if you recently registered for the course, your access to the D2L, Moodle or Canvas course may not be available until the next business day. Contact the DoIT Help Desk if you need further assistance.

I'm an instructor, why don't i see one of my courses listed?

Likely you are not listed as the instructor record in the course guide. Check with your departmental timetable representative.

I'm an instructor, why do I see duplicate links?

Courses are generated automatically for D2L and Canvas, therefore you will see one listing for each.

I manage many courses for my department. How does the Course Dashboard affect my access?

Direct access to the D2L, Moodle and Canvas systems is available by clicking the links located near the top of the Dashboard -- this will be useful for staff who support many courses within a department or school/college. (Note: It is recommended that administrative staff, such as Desire2Learn Affiliate Administrators, access their list of Desire2Learn courses by clicking the Desire2Learn link, as the Course Dashboard does not currently offer the ability to search for courses.)

How do I return to the Course Dashboard after I’ve visited a course?

Clicking a link in the Course Dashboard will launch your course in a new browser window or tab. To return to the Course Dashboard, simply return to the original browser window or tab in which you had the Course Dashboard open.

Where do I go for Help?

If you have any difficulty with the Course Dashboard, including not seeing a course that is active and you are enrolled in, please contact the DoIT Help Desk.

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Keywords:D2L, LMS, Moodle, my home, dashboard, list of courses, accessing online courses, online, courses, course website, learn@UW, log-in, desire2learn, canvas   Doc ID:42859
Owner:James M.Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2014-08-13 10:04 CDTUpdated:2016-09-15 12:32 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, DoIT Tech Store, Learn@UW Madison, Moodle
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