Instructors, the Faculty Center provides you with a single, personalized point of access to your teaching schedule, including any class and grade rosters. You can view your teaching information for the current term or look at information for other terms (if applicable). You can...
What's New for Class Overview/Textbooks?
Books not yet chosen option, read more....If you want to indicate that your posting of your books/class materials information is in progress, or if your department has not yet assigned an instructor to a class, use the new "books not yet chosen" option....
Navigation: From the Faculty Center, Click the Class Roster icon () for the desired class. The Faculty Center is the home page for instructors in SPIRE. Alternate menu navigation is Faculty Home > Faculty Center.
Check the term: The Faculty Center displays your...
Download class rosters as Excel files (.xls format), then work with the information in spreadsheet format.
In the SPIRE Menu, go to Faculty Home > Download Class Rosters.
On the Download Class Roster page, click Select to the left of the roster you want to download.
Note: You can...
About Your Class and Final Exam Schedules
Students and instructors, update your calendars with your class and final exam schedules! Download your class and/or final exam schedules from SPIRE, then import them into your preferred calendaring tool (e.g., Apple iCal, Google Calendar, Microsoft...
Use SPIRE to find out the date, time, and location of all your final exams. Final exam information is available only if:
A class requires you to take a final exam. Some classes may have other requirements such as a final paper, etc.
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The class has the final exam scheduled in SPIRE...
About Class Email Lists
SPIRE allows you to create email lists for the classes you are teaching each term (including summer and winter sessions). Use these lists to send announcements to your students or to set up discussions on course-related topics.
Use SPIRE to create, refresh, and delete...
If you choose to publish your syllabi online, the best strategy is to create a new folder in UDrive that you share with the public. Once that UDrive folder is in place, you can upload or move any syllabus into it and then simply copy-and-paste the link to the newly published document. This method...
Note: This document is no longer current. It is published for informational purposes.
UMass Amherst is transitioning all on-campus courses to our new learning management system (LMS), Moodle. SPARK will no longer be used for teaching beginning Spring 2013. We recommend making the...
Do you want to see photos on your Class Rosters in SPIRE? Class Rosters with photos are available to all instructors who complete the online FERPA quiz. If you are an advisor and advisees have been assigned to you, you will be able to see their photos as well. Note: Photos...
Navigation: From the SPIRE Menu, go to Faculty Home > Print Posted Grade Rosters.
Grade rosters contain FERPA-protected information about students! Be sure to take security precautions with grade roster PDF files and printouts.
Moodle is a widely-used open source learning management system (LMS) used to deliver course content and host online learning activities. It offers tools for instructors to develop, deliver, and administer course materials and activities online.
For more information about Moodle, see our Moodle...
SPIRE provides you with several options for viewing your Class Schedule:
In the SPIRE Menu:
Go to Student Home > Student Center. Your Student Center includes your schedule for the current week.
Go to Student Home > Class Schedule. The My Class Schedule page lists all the classes...
Use SPIRE to find out what textbooks and other materials are recommended or required for classes you are enrolled in for the current term. Textbook and other materials information is available only:
If a class has required or recommended textbooks and/or other materials. Not every class will...
Class rosters are available in UMetrx to UMass staff who have security clearance to access them.
How to View Class Rosters in UMetrx:
Access to departmental class rosters in UMetrx and SPIRE is usually part of SPIRE A academic records access. If you do not have SPIRE A access and think you need...
General UMetrx F.A.Q.
Where do I go to log in to UMetrx?
If you have UMetrx access, log in at http://umetrx.spire.umass.edu.
What ID and password should I use to log in to UMetrx?
Use your NetID and password to log in to UMetrx.
How frequently is UMetrx updated?
Each workday night, UMetrx...
View Class Rosters Using SPIRE
Staff with SPIRE B access, learn more about using SPIRE to view your department's class rosters.
In the SPIRE Menu go to Class Rosters & Reports > View Class Rosters.
On the View Class Rosters search page, the institution field value defaults to UMass...