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Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Monday, 12/14

December 14, 2020

On December 14, 2020, a new fraudulent phishing message with the subject “You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification” began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email notifies the recipient “You have a Faculty E-Learning message notification file from your Department” and contains a link to "SIGN IN HERE." The links in the message direct the recipient to a fraudulent version of a UMass Amherst login page.

LinkedIn Learning: On-Demand Learning Complements Campus Training & Development Opportunities

December 10, 2020

A popular online library of courses on a wide range of topics is now available to UMass Amherst students, faculty, and staff. LinkedIn Learning provides a convenient and accessible avenue for on-demand learning complementary to campus offerings.

IT Service Transition: Box Secure Online Storage to Retire in 2021

December 8, 2020

Box Secure Online Storage, UMass Amherst’s legacy online file storage and sharing service, will be retired in 2021 due to vendor-driven changes, including a dramatic cost increase and the end of the unlimited storage offering. 

Members of the campus community have other, equally secure storage platforms at their disposal, including Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive. 

Google Workspace (G Suite, Apps at UMass Amherst) Login Upgrade Scheduled for Weds., 12/9

December 3, 2020

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is planning to upgrade the login system for Google Workspace (formerly G Suite and Apps at UMass Amherst), Google suite of productivity tools for UMass Amherst.

RESOLVED: Issues with Moodle Quizzes - Tue., 12/1

December 1, 2020

Moodle is now fully operational. Students no longer receive an error when opening Moodle quizzes. Thank you for your patience. 

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) is investigating issues affecting quizzes in Moodle. Students report errors when opening a quiz. More information will be posted as soon as it becomes available. If you experience other issues with Moodle, contact IT User Services at or 413-545-TECH (8324).