The D2L Course Cleanup is a University of Wisconsin System (UWS) system-wide initiative.

All UWM D2L course sites from semesters prior to Fall 2011 are scheduled to be deleted early this summer. There will be no backup and no way to restore these files.

Instructors who need to save information from the course sites scheduled for deletion must do so prior to June 16, 2015.

Information and Help

Detailed information and instructions are available on the D2L Course Cleanup Blog at UWM Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning consultants ( are also prepared to answer questions and provide assistance, as needed.

Special Circumstances

Instructors with unusual circumstances must contact the UWM Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s technology consultants at prior to June 16, 2015 so that appropriate action can be taken before the course sites are deleted. If the instructor does nothing, the old D2L course sites will be deleted on schedule.


Students may download and retain copies of any and all of their coursework and/or instructor feedback to a location where they will have long-term access, e.g., their own computer or their portable hard drive. For help, students should contact the UWM Help Desk at 414-229-4040 or use the online form at  See “What about students?”  on the D2L Cleanup blog for more detailed information.

Questions? Concerns?

Contact Sharon McCarragher, senior UWM D2L site administrator at