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Emergency Security Update: VPN Required to Update Certain University Websites - Th., 9/15

September 12, 2022

Starting Thursday, September 15, 2022, Virtual Private Network (VPN) will be required to make changes to certain university websites from off-campus.

Blackboard Now Available - Wed., 9/7

September 7, 2022

Blackboard, one of the learning management systems at UMass Amherst, is now available following a brief widespread service outage reported earlier today, Wednesday, September 7. 
For more information, see Blackboard's Service Status website.

MGHPCC Unity Cluster Transition Updates – September 2022

September 7, 2022

UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) continues to perform the upgrades and capacity building necessary for the Unity cluster to become a scalable replacement for the legacy Shared Cluster at the Massachusetts Green High Performance Computing Center (MGHPCC).

Emergency Maintenance Completed: Fall 2022 Blackboard Courses Available – Sat., 9/3

September 3, 2022

Saturday, September 3

Emergency maintenance on Blackboard, one of the learning management systems at UMass Amherst, has been completed. Fall 2022 courses in Blackboard have been restored and are available.


Log In to Virtual Private Network (VPN) Using Microsoft Two-Step Login - Weds., 8/31

August 30, 2022

Starting Wednesday, August 31, 2022, all UMass Amherst community members using the Virtual Private Network (VPN) service will log in to VPN using Microsoft two-step login (rather than Duo).