Tech Skills & Requirements

LMS Requirements
Brightspace requires the use of a current browser, JavaScript, and Cookies. You can do a System Check at the Brightspace Learning Center to determine whether your browser is configured to use Brightspace.

Plug-ins
The following plug-ins or programs are sometimes needed to access online content in learning management systems:


Essential Tech Skills
The minimum tech skills expected of learners enrolled at Allegany College of Maryland include the following capabilities:

  • Use Brightspace, a web-based learning management system
  • Compose, send and manage email messages
  • Include attachments with an email message
  • Create, retrieve, save, and submit files
  • Download, install, and update software
  • Run virus scans
  • View recorded presentations

Netiquette Expectations
Netiquette is online etiquette. It is important that participants in eCourses are aware of the proper online behavior and are respectful of each other. Netiquette expectations include the use of appropriate language for an educational environment:

  • Use proper spelling and grammar
  • Avoid slang and uncommon abbreviations
  • Do not use obscene, disrespectful, or threatening language

Allegany College of Maryland values diversity and encourages discourse. Please be respectful of differences while engaging in online discussions.

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