Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia.

Information Technology Services

Desire2Learn Training Information for Students

Students access Desire2Learn by signing into Armstrong's portal "Port of Armstrong".

  • Username and password to access Desire2Learn will be the same as your Port/email username and password.
  • Example username: ab1234

Self-paced tutorial available through Desire2Learn titled "Armstrong Student Tutorial". If you do not see this course in your listing in Desire2Learn please send a message to to have this added to your account.

IT Services offers Desire2Learn Open Sessions or Mobile Helpdesk Unit at the beginning of each semester for students. These sessions are offered face to face or in the Online Sessions for assistance with using any of the tools or to have questions answered about Desire2Learn. View the Training Calendar for schedule for each semester.

Preferred Browser

Firefox, Google Chrome and Safari are preferred browsers for Desire2Learn. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

  • For fewer problems during the semester, disable automatic updates on your computer and do not update your browser or Java until the semester is over.
  • Mac Users: D2L supports Intel-based Macs. If you are using Safari, you should disable its pop-up blocker when using D2L. To disable the pop-up blocker, click Safari in the menu bar and uncheck Block Pop-Up Windows. Failing to disable the pop-up blocker may prevent you from completing some tasks in D2L, such as compose discussion board messages.
  • System Check