UMass Amherst Information Technology (IT) now offers the Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) service which enables students & faculty to remotely access an extensive list of high-performance and specialized software on their own devices at no additional cost. If you require software or features that...
Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) is a comprehensive desktop and app virtualization service running in the cloud. At UMass Amherst, WVD is used as a virtual workspace where students, faculty and staff can access Windows desktop and applications remotely from any location. Please note that quality of...
The IT Computer Classrooms provide teaching spaces for faculty who need students to have access to computers during class meetings. When not being used for teaching, students, faculty and staff have access to the Computer Classroom facilities.
What do I need to use the IT Computer Classrooms?
Computers supported by UMass Amherst IT require a log in using UMass NetID and password to access the wide array of software that are available for students, faculty and staff.
Your NetID serves as the primary user name for your IT Account and gives you access to the campus network, SPIRE, email...
IT maintains an extensive collection of software in the IT Computer Classrooms. If you would like to see additional specialized software that you are using for a course installed on our IT Computer Classroom machines, we will do our best to accommodate you. If there is a licensing fee associated...
You can use the scanners in IT Computer Classrooms and the Library Learning Commons and Adobe Acrobat Pro to scan a document using optical character recognition (OCR), which will export your scanned document as a PDF you can read using a screen reader or from which you can extract text into a word...
Use the instructions below to scan documents in IT Computer Classrooms and the Learning Commons using scanners connected to Macintosh computers.
Scan Your Document
Place your document squarely on the scanner bed, with the top of the image closest to you.
Go to Applications > Adobe Photoshop...
Use the instructions below to scan documents in IT Computer Classrooms and the Learning Commons using scanners connected to WIndows computers.
Scan Your Document
Place your document squarely on the scanner bed, with the bottom of the image closest to you.
On the front of the scanner press the...
Software available on Windows Virtual Desktop
RDP Host (UMass Classroom)
Adobe Acrobat DC
Adobe After Effects 2020
Adobe Acrobat Distiller DC
Adobe Illustrator 2020
Adobe Animate 2020