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  • Posting a Microsoft Office document on a Web site requires your audience to download the file, then launch a desktop application that can open the file.  Unless you need to deliver an editable version of a document (for example a spreadsheet that includes formulas),  you should consider posting a...
  • Respondus desktop software for Windows allows you to import a variety of question types from a text (.txt) or rich-text (.rtf) file.  This page explains how to format questions for import. For information about downloading Respondus (free for UMass Amherst faculty and staff), see Respondus:...
  • Students living in on-campus student housing facilities now have the option to identify among their emergency contacts a Missing Person Contact. Your Missing Person Contact gets notified in the event that you are determined to be missing. This information will remain confidential and is made...
  • Note: This document is no longer current. It is published for informational purposes. The SPARK to SPIRE Grade Upload is an optional process that makes it easier to submit grades to the registrar by transferring final grades from SPARK's Grade Book into SPIRE. You do not need to use SPARK for any...
  • Note: This document is no longer current. It is published for informational purposes. The following step-by-step instructions guide you through the grade upload process from beginning to end. Before you start, please make sure that: You have reviewed and fully understand the information in our...
  • Note: This document is no longer current. It is published for informational purposes. Faculty and Instructors can transfer grades from a SPARK Grade Book directly into SPIRE for approval. Starting the first day of final exams, grades are transferred electronically from SPARK into SPIRE daily (just...
  • Grade Base  Code Grade Base Description Grade Options For Graduate Students (Grade Scheme: GRD) AUD  Audit  AUD LTR Letter Grade A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, F, INC, SAT LTU Letter Grade for...