Known Issues

The following issues have been identified by the Desire2Learn Support Team based on our testing and information provided by the MSU Community. We appreciate your help in identifying these issues as we work with the vendor to provide resolution. Reviewing this list will inform you of existing issues with the system and their workarounds.

Terms to know:

Hotfix – Fix patches provided by the vendor, outside of the monthly patch cycle

Workaround – Alternate means of completing the task at hand, barring an immediate fix

DLS Helpline – Distance Learning Services help hotline for Desire2Learn issues, reachable at 355-2345, 1-800-500-1554, or

Title Description Date of Problemsort ascending MSU Ticket Number Problem Number Tool Workaround
Duplicate Calendar Entries - Assignments Tool

D2L Support has Identified an error that causes the Assignments tool to duplicate calendar entries in a course. 

06/06/2018 - 12:39 Request 453934 PRB0053576 Assignments

Please contact the Distance Learning Services Help Desk for assistance with resolving this issue. 

Submission Views are Editable

We've idenified a bug that allows users to select different answer options while viewing released submission views for D2L Quizzes. Please Note: This activity does not alter the answer options selected by the user at the time of quiz submission. Submission views are no longer static. There is no ETA on a fix at this time. 

05/22/2018 - 12:23 Request 446943 PRB0055573 Quizzes

There is no work around for this error at this time.

The Calendar Field In Manage Dates Cannot Be Unchecked

Users are unable to selectively remove some tools dates from the calendar using the manage dates feature under Course Admin. All attempts to deselect the an indiivdual item will return no result. 

04/24/2018 - 08:31 431262 PRB0058190 Manage Dates

There is no workaround at this time. The tool allows you to check/un-check the calendar option for Quiz / Survey/ Grade the option is currently unavailable for checklist / Dropbox / Content / Discussion / News in Manage Dates. 

Users cannot print Discussion Topics in the Threaded View

When attempting to expand all and print threaded discussions in Grid View, the system produces a print window sorted by date of post.

01/22/2018 - 10:06 378992 PRB0056955 Discussions

Select and print threads one at a time.

Powerpoint Slide formatting in Preview Window

Some Power Point presentations (ppt &pptx ) may render incorrectly when viewing them with the D2L document viewer. 

11/02/2017 - 12:40 330180 PRB0055577 Document Viewer

Download the presentation and view outside of D2L

Unable to reorder News items after sorting by start date

If you go to communication > News, Under More Actions, you can reorder the news items. If you have never sorted the news by start date, end date or title, this successfully reorders your news items.
However, if you sort by either start date end date or title, and then reorder the news items, it doesn't revert you back to the order in which you ordered them. 

At this time we do not have a time table for resolution. 


10/15/2017 - 13:42 PRB0052132 News