Armstrong Atlantic State University Savannah Georgia.

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Desire2Learn Training Material

Instructor Access

  • Desire2Learn is accessed by signing into Armstrong's portal "Port of Armstrong".
    • Username and password to access Desire2Learn will be the same as your Port/novell username and password.
    • Example username: backerda
  • All faculty members will have access to a course titled: Desire2Learn Instructor Tutorial. This is a self-paced tutorial created by Desire2Learn that provides information and videos about using this learning management system.
  • Hands-on training and open sessions are available along with the self-paced tutorial. Please register for workshops or open sessions at:

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.
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