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Anti-virus Update: Report Any Technical Issues Today

June 14, 2019

UMass Amherst IT is working on several issues reported by campus members using the university's new advanced anti-virus and endpoint protection software, Sophos Advanced Intercept X with EDR.

These reports include:

  • Slower boot times
  • Issues with some Microsoft products
  • Instances of Adobe Acrobat freezing

If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned issues, please contact or your local IT support staff.

Moodle Unavailable - Thurs., July 11, 2019

June 14, 2019

Moodle, the university's learning management system (LMS), will be unavailable on Thursday, July 11, 2019. Faculty and instructors are asked to update any due dates in advance. 

The service will be unavailable for part of the day as UMass Amherst upgrades to Moodle 3.5 to meet and maintain security and accessibility requirements. The upgrade will also bring a new look and feel to Moodle, with new interface changes, tools, and more. 

Moodle 3.5 Highlights

Graduate Students: You're Getting Google Mail!

June 6, 2019

Starting tomorrow, Friday, June 7, 2019 at 2 p.m., all graduate student UMail accounts will be upgraded to UMass Amherst Google Mail. 

This does not apply to graduate students already using Google Mail, Microsoft Exchange, or a department-provided email service.

Graduate students can log into with their NetID and password to access their university email, now powered by Google Mail.

UMass Amherst Google Mail F.A.Q.

Google Apps & Apps at UMass Amherst Now Available After Afternoon Outage

June 2, 2019

UMass Amherst Google Mail, Google Drive, Calendar, and other apps in the Apps at UMass Amherst suite as well as their commercial counterparts are now available after an afternoon outage starting at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, 2019. For the latest service availability information, see the G Suite Status Dashboard

RESOLVED: VPN Issues - Weds., 5/29

May 29, 2019

3:30 p.m.

The reported issues affecting Virtual Private Network (VPN) services have been resolved. If you have any problems using VPN, please contact IT User Services at 413-545-TECH (8324) or email