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Upcoming Changes to Our Electronic Mailing List Service - Spring 2021

January 29, 2021

UMass Amherst electronic mailing lists (a.k.a. listservs) will undergo a few exciting changes this spring. Here's a sneak peek:

Spring 2021: What's New from IT?

January 28, 2021

Whether you are returning to campus or continue to teach, learn, or work remotely, UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) welcomes you back. Here are a few changes and updates you may find useful as you start the spring semester.

For more resources, see the Spring 2021 Technology Resources homepage.

Auto-Transcription Feature Now Available in Zoom

January 28, 2021

In Zoom at UMass Amherst, you now have the option to display automatically generated live captions. This feature must be enabled by the meeting host.

To turn on Live Transcript as a meeting host:

  1. Click the CC icon on the right side of the control bar at the bottom of the window
  2. Click Enable Auto-Transcription

To change settings for the display of captions as a meeting participant, hover over the CC icon and click the small up arrow. 

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Weds., 1/27

January 27, 2021

On January 27, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Barbara Krauthamer” and asks the recipient “Available cell phone number?"

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.

Security Alert! New Phishing Scam Targets UMass Amherst Community - Mon., 1/25

January 26, 2021

On January 25, 2021 a new fraudulent phishing message began targeting UMass Amherst email users.

The email appears to have been sent by “Kumble Subbaswamy” and asks the recipient “let me know if you have a minute as I have an urgent task for you."

Caution: This email did not come from the University of Massachusetts. It is a phishing scam designed to trick you into providing your personal information or other things of value.

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