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DocuSign to Replace Adobe Sign as Campus Electronic Signature Service

December 18, 2019

The Electronic Signatures at UMass Amherst service is getting a new tool to make signing contracts, agreements, and other documents from a device even easier. 

DocuSign, the electronic signature and digital document routing platform, is available now and will replace Adobe Sign as the university’s primary e-signature tool.

How to Sign a Document with DocuSign

For Current Adobe Sign Account Holders

Access to Adobe Sign ends on Thursday, January 23, 2020. This will include access to all templates and routing materials under all Adobe Sign accounts. If you use Adobe Sign to create and send documents for digital signatures, you will need to recreate all of these materials in DocuSign once you activate your account.

To activate your account and begin using DocuSign today, simply log in with your NetID email ( to begin using this tool. 

Once you have logged in, you can immediately begin creating and building templates using some of the many new and intuitive tools available. To learn more about DocuSign and its features, we suggest reviewing some of the many learning materials available online at the DocuSign University website (requires account activation).

Training Available

UMass Amherst Information Technology will provide a series of training sessions to familiarize the campus community with this new tool. To sign up for these sessions, please complete and submit the DocuSign Training Session Registration form. Note: You must be logged in under your UMass Amherst Google account. Personal, non-UMass accounts cannot be used for registration.

If you have any questions about DocuSign or wish to be added to the DocuSign email list, contact Barbara Chamberlain at