How to access the Special Education modules in BPSLearns

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What are the Special Education modules?

Members of the special education department will have access to 8 modules in BPSLearns to complete related to various special education topics. Members are asked to self-enroll in the modules.

How do I enroll in the modules on BPSLearns?

  1. Go to BPSLearns at: learn.bostonpublicschools.org.
  2. Click to Sign in with Google. Make sure that you use your BPS email. A personal Gmail will not work.
If you are new to BPSLearns, it will take a few moments before you can register for the asynchronous courses. Only people with BPS emails and six-digit BPS IDs can self-enroll in the modules.

Please note: If you have a 4000 ID (BPS sponsored account), you will need to be manually added to Brightspace. Email cleveradmin@bostonpublicschools.org to enroll you in Brightspace.

Non-BPS emails cannot enroll in these modules.
Your name in Gmail must match your name as listed in Aspen (first name, last name). If it does not, please change it in Gmail to match what is listed in Aspen.
  1. Once you have successfully logged into BPSLearns, go to the homepage.
  2. Click on the Discover icon at the top of the homepage and search for the modules. Their names are listed below for your reference.
Module Name

These modules are being released on a rolling basis and their availability will be updated below.

Module 1: Special Education 101 (available)

Direct link to enroll: https://learn.bostonpublicschools.org/d2l/le/discovery/view/course/6822

Module 2: Special Education Identification Process (available in January 2024)

Module 3: Effective IEP Meetings and Roles (available in January 2024)

Module 4: Preparing for and During the IEP Meeting (available in 2024)

Module 5: Special Education Eligibility (available in 2024)

Module 6: Special Education Services Part 1 (available in 2024)

Module 7: Special Education Services Part 2 (available in 2024)

Module 8: Special Education Communication and Collaboration (available in 2024)

How long are the modules and how are they structured?

Each module is divided into sections that you can move through at your own pace. Each module is expected to take up to 1 hour to complete if done in one sitting. 

How is my completion tracked?

Each module has quizzes, assignments, and open responses.

Module Quizzes Grading

There will be quizzes in each module. You are allowed unlimited attempts on quizzes but you must get 75-80% or higher on each quiz to pass the module and be issued a certificate of completion.

How to Download Your Certificate of Completion

Check to make sure that you have completed the below criteria to receive a Certificate of Completion. 

  • Scored 75-80% or higher on all quizzes in the module
  • Completed open responses
  • Turned in all listed assignments (they will be auto-graded as Complete or Incomplete)

Once you have met these criteria, you can find your Certificate of Completion under the Awards tab. Download this certificate and share it with your supervisor(s).

Who do I reach out to with questions?

Course Content and Completion: Olga Garriga: ogarriga@bostonpublicschools.org

How to login to BPSLearns: Review this helpdoc or call the BPSTechnology Service Desk at 617-635-9200

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