Academics and Remote Learning
Updated Feb. 9, 2021
Visit the International Programs Office site where you can find information on studying abroad, including advising services offered in a virtual format.
The Libraries are offering many services remotely, complemented by onsite services including curbside pick-up, ILL and document delivery services, and by-appointment access to Special Collections and University Archives.
Please visit the UMass Libraries website for the latest information about how to use library services.
Resources to Succeed at Remote Learning
UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is available to help you with Moodle and online collaboration tools. You can reach IT at 413-545-9400, at firstname.lastname@example.org or through instant message. Blackboard support is available through UMassOnline.
The Learning Resource Center Academic Support services including Tutoring/ExSEL Sessions and SI Sessions and OURS services will be offered online for the rest of the semester.
Safety Measures in Face-to-Face Classes
The safety of all instructors, students and staff is the highest priority. When face-to-face classes resume, the campus will resume strict public health guidelines in all classrooms, labs and studios. Read more about the measures in place during Spring 2021.
Services for Students with Disabilities
Disability Services is operating remotely. For more information, visit the Disability Services site.
Assistive Technology Center
The UMass Assistive Technology Center (ATC) operates remotely Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and provides access to a variety of software to help students, staff and faculty access courses digitally. If you are a person with a disability seeking assistance in accessing your electronic courses through Moodle or Blackboard, ATC has tools that can help.
ATC provides access to:
- Screen readers
- Magnification software
- Dictation software
- Text-to-speech programs
- Task management applications
- Note-taking tools for your Windows PC, Mac, iOS, or Android device
- Chrome extensions to maximize your ability to access online classes
- Assistive Technology Work Stations
You do not need to be a registered user of Disability Services to access much of this technology, but you do need to be registered to remotely access Assistive Technology Work Stations. To register with Disability Services, complete this intake form and provide your diagnostic materials. Registered students can contact the office and speak with a consumer manager for support.
Contact the Assistive Technology Specialist at email@example.com or call 413-545-9623 for more information or to schedule a virtual meeting.
Undergraduate Researchers in UMass Facilities
UMass Amherst welcomes as many interested and qualified students as possible to participate in high-quality research opportunities. Guidelines are provided for undergraduate students to plan a face-to-face research experience and for their faculty advisors. Read the complete guidelines.