All GPS courses use LATTE (Learning and Teaching Technology Environment). Each course has a dedicated course page where faculty can upload the course syllabus, share readings and multimedia; accept assignments; and organize online discussions with students. Students are able to participate in discussions, submit assignments, receive feedback, and interact with other members of your learning community.

You will gain access to view your course(s) approximately one week before the session begins. You can access your LATTE courses by logging in with your Brandeis username and password. 

The Quick Start Guide for GPS Students contains information to help you become oriented with our online learning environment.

Technical Requirements

Brandeis Information and Technology Services (ITS) recommends using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox when using LATTE. Many other browsers are unable to display all of LATTE's features.

Content within a LATTE course may be in a variety of file formats including:

  • PDF files (require free Adobe Reader)
  • PPT files (require MS PowerPoint or PowerPoint viewer)
  • HTML files (require your web browser)
  • DOC files (require MS Word)
  • QuickTime files (require free QuickTime Player)

Other tools/software may be required depending on your course's subject matter. These requirements would be the same as those of an equivalent classroom course. Your instructor will provide these details at the start of your class. In general, you should be familiar with:

  • Using a Web browser
  • Using a standard Word processor
  • Rules of discussion etiquette (commonly called netiquette)
  • Managing, uploading, and downloading files

Netiquette guidelines can also be found in the Quick Start Guide for GPS Students.


We are pleased to be able to provide students with 24/7 access to LATTE tech support.