MSU community should save, migrate ANGEL data before May 15

ANGEL will be retired on May 15, as MSU moves to Desire2Learn for its centrally supported learning management system.

Please move from ANGEL any course, dev course, and group information that you want to save before May 15.

Course graded activities and grading data will be accessible in a read-only format for two years after the retirement to provide information in case course grades are contested.


Many resources are available to support instructors and staff as they transition courses and groups to the D2L.

Screen capture of the MSU D2L Help site Training page at

D2L training is available through ANGEL to D2L Conversion Labs, D2L Help On-The-Go events around campus, and in-person topical D2L training.

D2L sessions are also part of MSU Seminars in Research and Instructional Technology May 12-13. Register for this event by May 8.

Help and support

Guides and other D2L help documentation are available, including:

D2L help videos are available by logging into D2L with your MSU NetID, and clicking “Self Registration” at the top of the page.

You can also view topical videos on the D2L Community pages.

For further D2L questions, please call the Distance Learning Services Help Desk at (517) 355-2345 or (800) 500-1554.

Historical ANGEL Content

If any university business was conducted using ANGEL Groups that ANGEL content may be of historical value and eligible for transfer to University Archives and Historical Collections (UAHC).

Such content includes meeting minutes, policy documentation, course syllabi, and curriculum documentation. Other business records may have specific retention schedules in compliance with laws and regulations.

Please contact or call (517) 355-2330 with any questions and for assistance in identifying and transferring these records.