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Desire2Learn is a state-of-the art Learning Management System used by major Universities and Colleges around the world.  We chose to call our installation of Desire2Learn KODIAK in honor of the Western New England University mascot, the Golden Bear.  Here's two ways to learn about Kodiak:

video2png You can watch these short YouTube videos created specifically for students.
coursepng You can explore the self-directed Kodiak Student Orientation course. You should find the course in your "My Courses" course list after logging in. (If it's not there, send an email to edtech@wne.edu asking to be added to the course.)

YouTube Videos

Basic Concepts

  1. What is Kodiak?  (3:05)
  2. How do I login? (2:10)
  3. Use your WNE email account! (2:23)
  4. Basic Navigation (6:17)
  5. Navigation (2:03)
  6. Update your Profile (1:23)
  7. Set up your Notifications (2:32)

Content: How to access Course materials

  1. Course Content (2:07)
  2. Downloading Content (1:17)

Dropbox: How to submit assignments

  1. Dropbox (2:43)
  2. Reviewing your Dropbox submissions (0:55)

Discussion Forums

  1. Discussions (2:36)
  2. Searching, Flagging and Printing Discussions (1:06)


  1. Quizzes (2:45)
  2. Viewing Quiz Submission Info (1:00)


  1. Grades (1:43)
  2. Viewing your Final Grade (0:37)

 Who's in my class?

Viewing your Progress

Using the Pager

Calendar and Events

Logging In

Use your wne.edu email account!

Kodiak is closely linked to your @wne.edu email account, so you must regularly check your email.

Help Desk

Tip: If you are unable to login to Kodiak, first see if you can resolve your problem using the self-service features on the Login Help page.

To report a problem contact the Information Technology Help Desk at helpdesk@wne.edu, or (413) 796-2200, or by opening a work order on the Connect2U portal site (click "Manage Work Orders"). Help Desk hours are M-F 8AM to 7PM

Visit Us

If you are on campus, you can drop by the Educational Technology office for assistance M-F 8:30-4:30 PM.  We're located on the ground floor of D'Amour Library in Room G-9 next to the TV Studio and across the hall from the G-26 computer classroom.

Kodiak's Built-in Help Pages from Desire2Learn

After logging in to Kodiak, you'll find a Help link on the upper right corner -just under your name. Click the drop-down arrow, and then select Desire2Learn Resource Center.