New student portal offers mobile and desktop access to campus info
Starting this week, students have a new way of accessing campus resources on the go. Go.UMass is a device-responsive website that brings together students’ personalized academic information and other useful campus data, such as news, events, maps and athletics scores, on mobile and desktop devices.
“Given the prevalence of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices among students and our desire to streamline the delivery of campus information, we opted for a ‘one-stop virtual shop,’ a centralized, mobile‐friendly portal that meets students’ information needs,” said Heidi Dollard, associate chief information officer. “The portal will most certainly expand in the future with additional features and options,” adds Dollard.
The portal features students’ current class schedule and Moodle course components (if part of a course is delivered online using Moodle. Other UMass resources include news and events, campus maps and athletics schedules and results. Users also have the ability to connect to the Libraries’ WorldCat Catalog and search the campus directory within the portal.
Go.UMass is available any time, anywhere on computers, smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices. An OIT Account NetID and password are required to log in at http://go.umass.edu.
While the portal is primarily geared towards students, all members of the campus community with an OIT Account NetID can use Go.UMass. Personalized academic information is only available to actively enrolled students.
For SPIRE, Moodle, and other technical questions, students are encouraged to contact the OIT Help Center 545-9400, weekdays, 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.). Questions related to specific areas (for example, Athletics), should be directed to the participating department.
This project has been a joint partnership between the Office of Information Technologies, Student Affairs, Residential Life, University Relations and Administration and Finance/GIS.