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Accounts for Instructors

Course IT Accounts

Each Course IT Account provides accounts on Blogs at UMass Amherst (WordPress),  Apps at UMass Amherst  (Google Drive and Mail), Secure Online Storage (Box), and Web hosting which can be used for distributing materials and for collaborative activities. Instructors can request additional IT Accounts for each course they teach. (Note that Moodle courses, Blackboard courses, and lecture capture are requested separately in SPIRE.)

If you are currently teaching or are scheduled to teach a course, you can request an IT Course Account in SPIRE. For more information see Create & Manage Course IT Accounts.

Note: Campus departments may use their own email systems with unique email addresses (separate from UMass Amherst IT email). Departmental email addresses cannot be used to create and manage course IT Accounts. Log in to SPIRE with your NetID to request an IT Course Account.

Subsidiary IT Accounts

Instructors can request Subsidiary IT Accounts, which may be used for academic projects, collaboration, and student employees who need email. Each Subsidiary Account comes with a separate email account, blog, Box, and Web site space. For more information see Subsidiary IT Accounts.

Courtesy Accounts for Non-employees & Non-Students

Instructors may also take advantage of courtesy accounts for non-employees, non-students (NENS), which are provided to certain individuals who have a special relationship with the University, usually for a limited time (e.g., adjunct faculty, visiting scholars, and other individuals formally associated with the University). For more information and/or to register for NENS accounts, see Courtesy Accounts for Non-Employees, Non-Students (NENS).