Spring Training Opportunities

In Person Training

Sign-up is NOT required. Come to any or all training sessions. All training will take place in Henderson 108.

Lite Training – Covers communication tools, file upload, link sharing, and gradebook. (You only need to go to 1 session.)

  • Tuesday, April 15 from 3:00-5:00
  • Thursday, April 24 from 3:00-5:00
  • Friday, May 2 from 1:00-3:00
  • Wednesday, May 7 from 3:00-5:00
  • Monday, May 12 from 3:00-5:00
  • Wednesday, May 21 from 1:00-3:00

Desire2Learn Upgrade Sneak Peek

As you may have heard, we are going to be upgrading our Desire2Learn to a new version. There are some changes with this update. In order to prepare, we are offering sneak peeks of the new version. You can view it online or we will be offering in-person sneak peeks on the following dates and times at the TLC (Bennett Computer Center room 102).

  • Tuesday, April 29th from 3:00-4:00
  • Thursday, May 8th from 11:30-12:30
  • Friday, May 16th from 10:00-11:00

Desire2Learn Upgrade – No access May 22

Washburn’s instance of Desire2Learn will be undergoing a system upgrade beginning May 22nd. During this upgrade, Desire2Learn will be unavailable to any user.

For information regarding the semester scheduling surrounding this upgrade window, please see the Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 Academic Calendars.

Desire2Learn Access


The upcoming hardware maintenance for Banner scheduled to start this evening (Friday, March 14th, 2014), WILL NOT affect access to Desire2Learn.  There will be a short maintenance window of work performed by Desire2Learn scheduled for Saturday, March 15th from 1:00AM-3:00AM CST and access during this time WILL BE affected.

If you experience any further access issues with Desire2Learn beyond the 1:00-3:00AM Saturday scheduled maintenance, please send email to:  online-ed-support@washburn.edu

Desire2Learn partial access issue 1-21-14

Last night (1-21-14) between 5:00 and 9:00pm, our campus experienced partial access issues to Desire2Learn (D2L).  Faculty and students were able to access D2L through MyWashburn courses but the direct access to Desire2Learn at https://d2l.washburn.edu/ was not working.  Full access to Desire2Learn has been restored and we do not anticipate any further issues.  We are sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused.  If you continue to have any further questions or concerns about Desire2Learn, please contact Online Education Support at online-ed-support@washburn.edu .


Respondus Lockdown Browser and Outlook

The Respondus Lockdown Browser blocks communication and capture software and applications from running while the Lockdown Browser is running. There are some programs that the Respondus Lockdown Browser requires the user to close manually.

Some Washburn users may have Microsoft Outlook as their email client application. The Respondus Lockdown Browser requires that this application be closed before it will launch completely. Outlook can be reopened once the Lockdown Browser session is completed.

If you have any questions regarding the Respondus Lockdown Browser or its interactions with other applications, please contact Online Education Support at online-ed-support@washburn.edu.