New learning management system for mediated courses

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The National Fire Academy (NFA) is excited to announce that we will migrate our mediated courses from the D2L BrightSpace Learning Management System (LMS) to a new and more robust online learning environment.

The migration affects students required to use D2L BrightSpace for their mediated or resident course. NFA's self-study courses are not affected by this migration.

Mediated courses are virtually held, asynchronous instructor-led courses that include features such as student discussion forums and the writing of traditional papers.

D2L BrightSpace will be decommissioned at Midnight on Sept. 22, 2020.

Mediated courses will no longer be accessible on D2L BrightSpace after that date.

New LMS availability

The new LMS will be available in the near future. Check this page for continuous updates.

Downloading assignments and data from D2L

Students can download or print previously submitted assignments from D2L BrightSpace. Students are not required to download and print their data. Choosing to do so is optional.

Download/print instructions .

Information for Executive Fire Officer and Managing Officer students

We will provide Executive Fire Officer (EFO) and Managing Officer (MO) courses on a temporary system during the migration. If you are an EFO or MO student enrolled in a course during 2020, you will receive an email a week before the start of the course with information on how to access the temporary system.

If you do not receive this e-mail five days prior to your course start date, please email the NFA Online Help Desk.


Email the NFA Online Help Desk

Please add to the subject line: Question regarding LMS migration to assist us in quickly identifying your question.

Your positive learning experience with the NFA is very important to us! We will make every effort to ensure the migration goes as smoothly as possible.

About the migration from D2L BrightSpace

The timing of this migration is due to heightened security requirements from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. We realize this migration may cause some frustration for our students. To support you throughout the migration, we’ll update this web page with information about the system migration as it becomes available.