What is D2L

Desire2Learn (D2L) is Lakeland College’s learning management system. More simply, D2L is a place for learning.
Most courses have their own D2L space. Instructors add notes, quizzes, assignments, videos and other pieces of course content. As a student you’ll post to discussions, complete quizzes, submit assignments and check grades.
It’s also a communication tool with calendars, messaging and announcements.
Unless you’re an apprenticeship student who currently uses Mobius, you’ll use D2L. This includes on campus, online, continuing education, dual credit and pesticides certificate students.

Full-time student log in

D2L log in hyperlinked button
Use this log in if you're:
  • full-time student taking face-to-face courses
  • an online student taking a program where you earn a certificate or diploma. For example, child and youth care or sustainable energy.
You’ll use a single sign-on. Or, click the blue button.

Other D2L user log in

all other D2L log ins green button hyperlink
Use the green log in button if you’re:
  • staff or faculty
  • a dual credit student
  • a continuing education student
Your D2L sign-on is the green button above.
Before you sign in, do a systems check.
Watch the orientation video below. If you want to know more now, check the in-depth video tutorials on the Lakeland D2L help site.
Note: Your D2L account won't be available until your course starts. If you are full-time on campus students that's after registration day.
How to sign in
Use your Lakeland student email account as your user ID.
For most students your edu email is If you have a common name, for example Anna Jones or Michael Smith, you may also have a number added to the prefix.
Your first-time password is LLC!####. The 4#s are the last 4 digits of your student ID.
If you have a problem signing in the first time, please contact our IT department email To get your username and change your password, visit the IT department on your campus with photo ID.
Please note: We recommend you use your Lakeland edu email address for all college-based communications and to access college-related materials including D2L. Check out all the benefits of your Lakeland edu email.

Instructor FAQ - username and passwords


Your username is your first name, period (dot), last name
Example Belinda Smith: Belinda.Smith or belinda.smith
Example Jake Brown: Jake.Brown or jake.brown 
There are some exceptions
  1. If your surname includes a modifier such as van. Don't leave a space, make your surname all one word with no spaces.
    • Joseph Van Borstel: Joseph.VanBorstel or joseph.vanborstel
  2. If your first name has a shorter form or nickname, use your legal name.
    • if you are Michael, don't use Mike
    • If you are Elizabeth, don't use Liz
  3. If you name as an apostrophe or accent, don't use those in your D2L user name
    • Laura O'Brien: Laura.Obrien or laura.obrien
    • Darrell Gagné : Darrell.Gagne or darrell.gagne
  4. If you first or last name has a hyphen, the hyphen is part of your user name.
    • Kelly Green-Birch: Kelly.Green-Birch or
    • Jim-Bob Jones: Jim-Bob.Jones or jim-bob.jones 


  • If you are new instructor, the password you will use to access D2L is your birthdate (mm/day/year).
  • You will use the digits in that order with no spaces.
  • Anything less than 10 starts with a zero and then the number. For example, if your birthday is May 28, 1992, your password will be 052892.  Or, if your birthday is January 10, 1994, your password will be 011094.
  • You will be prompted to change your password the first time you log onto D2L. 
  • Your new password should be a minimum of six characters.  
Before you log in
Before you sign in, please do a systems check.
This is to make sure that your browser is up to date and that your device supports JavaScript and cookies.

Access via browser and app
If you are a new student, your D2L account isn’t active until your course starts. For full-time students, that’s usually after registration day.
You can access D2L via:
  • your desktop or laptop browser
  • your mobile device browser
  • the Brightspace Pulse app - available from the Apple store or Google Play
link to Alberta app store link to Google Play
D2L help
D2L has its own help site with:
  • a place to ask your question
  • top answers for students
  • top answers for instructors
  • guides
  • phone help. The toll-free number is 877 325 7778
  • email help
  • on-line chat

What Students Say
With the Student-Managed Farm you learn to be accountable for what you’re doing and the choices you make. You get an understanding of what it’s like to be out in industry or on a farm making decisions that count.

– Anthony Biglieni

Agribusiness Class of 2006

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College has been a integral partner in growing our own through the school of business. As an alumnus of the college, I have first-hand learning experience in the school of business. The professors welcome Servus Credit Union to facilitate classes in the Business Ethics course each year.

– Sandi Unruh

Senior Human Resources Consultant

What Faculty & Staff Say
Vertex has had great experience bringing on students from Lakeland College. We have found the Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Management) program to provide students with good academic knowledge of the environmental industry and the criteria that governs the land reclamation

– Sean Fuller B.Sc., P.Ag.

Vice President, Environmental Services, Vertex.

What Alumni Say
There is no way I would be where I am today without Lakeland College. It inspired me to be a better person and to get a job in something I love doing. I am so thankful I had such a great experience at Lakeland and I hope future students do as well.

– Danielle Gaboury

Business studies, Class of 2016.

What Students Say
I recommend the UT program to people all the time. The smaller setting Lakeland offers, is very conducive to learning. It's less intimidating than the larger universities and allows for more class interactions and discussions

– Kelly Mykytuk

2nd year UT student, 2017-18

What Alumni Say
Choosing to attend Lakeland College was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in my life so far. The welcoming and friendly Lakeland environment encourages a place of excellence, and fosters the ability to be successful not only in school, but in life.

– Mariah Van’t Hof

University Transfer, Class of 2015

What Alumni Say
I have loved my experience at Lakeland. The teachers are personable, and quick to share about their own experiences. They encouraged me to run with my own ideas and see what would happen; they got excited about my designs, which gave me the confidence to do my best and be more creative.

– Payton Ramstead

Class of 2016, Interior Design student.

What Alumni Say
At Lakeland College you are guaranteed to have time out of the classroom where you can put everything you learned together and actually see that what you’re learning is relevant.

– Alisa Brace

Animal Health Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The friendships I made, the experiences we were provided with, and the welcoming atmosphere of the Vermilion Campus made my time at Lakeland extremely valuable and memorable

– Grayden Kay

Animal Science & Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
Lakeland College was a learning environment unlike any other school. It allows students to learn beyond the classroom, and staff and faculty genuinely want to see students succeed. It’s a place where you can feel comfortable asking questions and where everyone has a place and fits in.

– Carson Reid

Agribusiness, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The instructors were the highlight of my time at Lakeland. It made a huge impact on my college experience to have instructors who challenged, encouraged, and believed in me.

– Jessica Cadrain

Child & Youth Care, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
At the beginning of my first year, I was really stressed out as I felt I had no artistic ability. But with the instruction and time put in by the interior design faculty, I was able to develop my artistic abilities. Now I am fully confident in and exceeding well in the artistic side of this career!

– Naomi Mason

Interior Design Technology, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I just feel like you get the best education at Lakeland, especially from the time that the instructors can actually spend with you. I like the class sizes too – everything’s been great about my Lakeland experience.

– Dean Coulson

Heavy Equipment Technician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I do give Lakeland College credit for reigniting my interest and even preparing me for Miss Rodeo Canada. Lakeland helped me to grow enough to have the confidence to think I could take on that role and become that person. I think that I have and I am really grateful for that

– Ali Mullin

Agribusiness, class of 2014, former Miss Rodeo Canada.

What Alumni Say
I feel the professors at Lakeland actually prepared me for the profession. It’s impossible to be just a number here when there are 12 students in all of your classes. When the school advertised small class sizes, they actually meant it.

– Stephen Mark Visser

Real Estate Appraisal and Assessment, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
I was involved in the president’s gala in April where I was an emcee for the evening, it was a great experience, and I had a lot of fun doing it and would recommend it to everyone.”

– Lucas Tetreault

HOPE Power Engineering, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I would recommend Lakeland College for the simple fact that it's for everybody. As a mature student who went back to school much later than his 18th year, I was immediately accepted, and not ostracized in the least

– Donald James Shaw

Accounting Major, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
All the hands-on learning was great and very helpful once placed into the industry. Having clients leave with a smile after each service assured me that I was in the right field of work. I would recommend Lakeland to anyone.

– Courtnee Coolidge

Esthetician, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
The professors care so much about their students at Lakeland and are able to know each and every one of them by name, so much so that they are able to nominate a ton of students for awards.

– Stephanie Wakefeild

University Transfer, Class of 2016.

What Alumni Say
They really put you in the lead at Lakeland. Lakeland cares about its students, empowers them, and gives them opportunities to achieve their goals. I don’t see Lakeland as a stepping stone or a first step – I see it as a bridge and an integral part of my education.

– Alyssa Wells

University Transfer, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
I wanted to get experience in the field of assessment as it would give me exposure to what it’s like day to day. It was an invaluable experience as I find it hard to imagine what it would be like working in a particular field or area until I’m doing the work.

– Sheldon Farrell

Real estate appraisal and assessment, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
In the campus spa, they give you time to work with each client so nothing is rushed and you’re able to concentrate on providing the best service you can to your client.

– Daphney Couturier

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Alumni Say
It’s going to be a lot easier to start our first jobs having this experience and having been able to build our confidence in the campus spa. I love that we get to have this opportunity.

– Darby Watchel

Esthetician, Class of 2017.

What Employers Say
Lakeland is a great place to find employees. The college provides real world training that equips soon-to-be employees with knowledge and people skills that are highly sought after in the agriculture industry these days.

– Dustin Dinwoodie

Key Account Manager – Western Canada Arysta LifeScience

What Alumni Say
The hands-on field trips, quality of education i received, professors who are invested in your success, and all the friends I made. I exceeded my academic expectations and I also had a lot of fun. If i had to do it all over gain, i would choose Lakeland!

– Nicole (Audet) Pysh

Class of 2006, Environmental Protection & Class of 2008, Applied Environmental Degree