Accessing Brightspace

Brightspace, a product of Desire2Learn (D2L), is ABET’s learning management system. All training for volunteer experts is housed within Brightspace. Follow these steps to access your courses.

 

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Authorization Errors & Technical Issues

If you are experiencing technical problems, or receive an authorization error, consider your browser first. Most of the problems people report are related to Internet browsers, not the AMS or D2L.

 

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Check your system compatibility: https://community.desire2learn.com/d2l/systemCheck

  • Browser recommendations. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox. There are known issues with Safari and Edge.
  • Switch to a different browser. Regardless of the browser you use, the best first step is trying a different browser.
  • New Incognito Window. Open a new incognito window because that avoids the cache. If this works, it means the cache needs to be cleared.
  • System requirements. Ensure that your browser has JavaScript and Cookies enabled and that you have Adobe Flash Player 10.1 or greater.
  • Contact ABET. If the issue persists, email training@abet.org. 

Brightspace Orientation

If you’re new to D2L, or would like a refresher, this orientation is the best place to start. This self-paced course is available throughout the accreditation cycle for your reference.

Access Brightspace Orientation

  • All Brightspace learners and mentors automatically have access to the orientation course.
  • Brightspace Orientation is listed on your Brightspace homepage under My Courses.
  • Click the course to access the modules and instructional guides.

 

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