Thanks for the response. It appears that the GPS module I received is non-functioning. I should have explored each module upon receipt -- lesson learned.
As for Tessel 2, while looking for the latest equivalent versions of the modules I need (BLE and GPS), I find these sentences in the descriptions:
For BLE on Tessel 2, the USB Bluetooth Low Energy Module (coming soon!) is preferred.
For GPS on Tessel 2, the USB GPS Module (coming soon!) is preferred.
What are Tessel 2 developers using for BLE and GPS at present?