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Technology Information

How to use Brightspace


White B in an orange circle with the words under it: brightspace by D2L Brightspace (B) is the NEW Learning Management System used by the University of Maine and is where you access online coursework for classes. This includes some summer courses and all Fall courses.

Minimum Technology Requirements

Wifi SymbolThe computer must have speakers and microphone capabilities for Zoom video conferencing. Minimum OS:
Mac OS, Windows OS or Chrome OS computer with 2.5   GHz or higher desktop CPU with a minimum internet speed of 2.0 Mbps.

Technology Support

working on laptop typing words clipartCall 207.581.2506 or email for student online course technical support.

If you are having issues with your ExplorEC account, please email our team directly at

Student Account Activation Instructions

To Activate your UMaine Account for the first time, please follow these instructions.

IT Icon Activation


Zoom is a video meeting platform that is used frequently in courses. It can be used to set up meetings with professors, other classmates, and even the Early College Staff. You need to know how to accept zoom meetings from your instructor. 

Zoom can be accessed from your campus portal but also through Brightspace:

Zoom Access Through Campus Portal  Zoom Access through Brightspace

Your one stop portal access

UMaine Portal

The UMaine Portal provides easy access to MaineStreet, Blackboard, Zoom, and more. Bookmark this one link to access everything you need.