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  • The instructions below are specific to the Disk Utility program available on the Mac OSX Operating System on the Macintosh computers in IT Computer Classrooms. Even if your computer has a different version of Mac OS X, these instructions should provide a general guide for completing this process....
  • *.iso images allow you to burn a full copy of large pieces of content to a CD or DVD from a single file. You can download .iso images of Microsoft software from Azure Dev Tools for Teaching or our other Microsoft Discount programs to burn to disk on your computer. The instructions below follow the...
  • 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? An...
  • 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...