GaVIEW Desire2Learn

GSW is moving to the GaVIEW Desire2Learn learning management system starting January 2013. The GaVIEW Desire2Learn learning management system will replace the current GaVIEW Vista learning management system.

The GeorgiaVIEW Desire2Learn (D2L) pre-production learning environment is now available to you. Please follow these instructions and log in to the GeorgiaVIEW Desire2Learn (D2L) preproduction environment.

When you log in to the  GeorgiaVIEW Desire2Learn pre-production learning environment  you will be able to access the “D2L Student Self-Paced Tutorial”. This will teach you how to navigate inside D2L.

Please note: you will not be able to see your spring 2013 courses until the first day of classes; so far, the system is available only for watching “D2L Student Self-Paced Tutorial”.

Here is how to login to the “new” D2L GaVIEW:

The login link is available at the GaVIEW Student Orientation page: GSW Community links > GaVIEW Home > Student Orientation ( > Click here to log in to Desire2Learn. You can also use the direct link to the D2L login page:

Remember, your existing GaVIEW password will NOT work for GaVIEW D2L. 
So, you must set up your password first.


On the login page, DO NOT enter your username and a password into the credential fields.

The first time you log in you MUST click the “Forgot Password?” link to set up your new password. (This only changes your new GeorgiaVIEW D2L password … Not your current GeorgiaVIEW Vista password):


On the ”Forgot Your Password” page, enter your regular GaVIEW username. For example, if your username for the present GaVIEW Vista 8 version is jdoe3, this will be your GaVIEW D2L username.

Click the Submit button. NOTE: the Submit button is on the far right side at the bottom:


An email will be sent to your GSW RADAR email account from


Click the “Reset my password” link inside the email.

  • The GeorgiaVIEW D2L “Choose a New Password” window will open
  • Enter your regular GeorgiaVIEW Vista username …(Remember … your GeorgiaVIEW Vista username and your GeorgiaVIEW D2L username are the same)
  • Enter a password that you will remember …
  • Re-enter the password you have selected
  • Remember your password and do not share it with anyone
  • Click “Submit”
  • Click “Go to the Login Page”
  • Enter your regular GeorgiaVIEW username (Remember … your GeorgiaVIEW Vista username and your GeorgiaVIEW D2L username are the same)
  • Enter whatever password that YOU have set up for GeorgiaVIEW D2L and click “Login”
  • These are the credentials you will now use to access GeorgiaVIEW D2L

Please note that you have to reset your password within 72 hours. 
NOTE: the GaVIEW D2L password must contain NO LESS than 8 characters. 
Remember that your password is case sensitive. Keep it in a secure place and do not share it with anyone.

When you log in, click the “D2L Student Self-Paced Tutorial” link in the Student Resources widget (widget is a box with content. The typical GaVIEW D2L Home page and course homepages contain widgets that provide information and links to course content, tools, courses, personal settings, etc.) to read the tutorial.

Thank you for taking the time to read this important information.

I hope you will love your new GaVIEW.

If you have questions or problems, please contact:

Alla A. Yemelyanov, Ph.D.

Distance Learning and 
Instructional Technology Center Coordinator
GaVIEW Administrator
Georgia Southwestern State University
800 GSW Drive Americus, GA  31709
(229) 931-2969