D2L - Using the Binder Mobile App

The Desire2Learn Binder is a document reader that allows students to access D2L (Desire2Learn) course content directly from a mobile device.

Binder is a free mobile app for use with D2L. For information, visit the Brightspace Binder site.

Set-up Binder

  1. Create a Desire2Learn EduDentity Account. This account is different than your UWM ePantherID. To create your EduDentity account, visit the Brightspace Create Account site and click the Create Account button.
  2. Check the email account you provided. You should receive an email from EduDentity asking you to activate your account. 
  3. Using your devices app store find and install Binder.
    1. Binder on Google Play
    2. Binder on the Apple App Store
  4. Once installed, launch the Binder app on your device. You'll be asked to log in with your EduDentity username/password. Remember, this isn't your UWM ePantherID or password.

Add Course Content to Binder

  1. Open the course containing content to be pushed to Binder and select "content."
  2. Locate the files within content, click on the arrow to the right of its name, and select "Send to Binder" 
  3. You will now be prompted to log in to binder.
  4. After logging into Binder, a "sending to binder" dialog will be displayed.  


Students interested in using Binder should keep in mind the following considerations:

  • You lose the ability to “fetch” content items if an instructor makes the D2L course inactive or hides/restricts content.
  • Instructors can prohibit some content items from being downloaded to Binder.
  • Student access to content items through Binder won’t be registered in User Progress, so your instructor won’t see that you’ve accessed it if you only access it through Binder
  • Supported document types include:
    • Excel: XLS and XLSX
    • Images: JPG, JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF
    • Text: TXT, RTF
    • Word: DOC, DOCX
    • Power Point: PPT, PPTX
    • Adobe PDF: PDF


            Keywords:learn@uw learnuw d2l desire2learn binder mobile app ipad android   Doc ID:70291
            Owner:David D.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
            Created:2017-01-30 15:18 CDTUpdated:2018-08-20 09:24 CDT
            Sites:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
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