Support for Learn@UW Suite of Tools

UW Madison provides two Learning Managements Systems – Desire2Learn, and Moodle.  Moodle is a common LMS found in area schools, and provides flexible design options for instructors. Tools unique to Moodle include a wiki space for class use, and extended tools for group work and student collaboration. Desire2Learn continues to be a widely used LMS across the School of Education and brings the ability to post course content online, drop box folders for submitting assignments, discussion forums, and assignment based instructor feedback.

UW Madison provides free workshops at the beginning of each semester to help instructors learn to use and explore the Learn@UW Suite of Tools.

Catherine Stephens provides guidance and instructional design support for both Desire2Learn and Moodle; please contact Catherine to arrange a time to meet.

Jacobsohn stepping down as School of Education’s CIO

Finding Past News Posts from MERIT

MERIT has a new look!  We realize that we have a great deal of important information on our previous news blog.  We plan to add most previous posts to our archive on the new website, until that project is complete, we will have the archived news available for your review.  You can find the old archive at

Our most current news will be posted on the new MERIT website.  As always, we welcome your feedback!

WCER-ADS Drop-In Training

Tuesdays all Summer 2:00-3:00pm.
MERIT Library room 348

  • Do you have a Mac and need help setting up Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection?
  • Do you need help connecting to a VPN?
  • Any other questions?

Come to a drop-in training to get the answers you need!

School of Education Graduate Staff Welcome and Orientation

School of Education Graduate Staff Welcome and Orientation
Friday, August 21, 2015
11:00 am – 5:30 pm
Union South TITU

The orientation is free, includes lunch and an afternoon reception. The program is highly recommended for all new Teaching Assistants (TAs), Project Assistants (PAs), and Research Assistants (RAs).

Review the program agenda, and register to attend.

We look forward to seeing our new graduate staff on August 21st.

On behalf of the Orientation Planning Team, please let us know if you have any questions.

Aaron Bird Bear
Catherine Stephens
Walter Williams