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...
Access: Complete the FERPA Quiz, then have your Graduate Program Director email the Graduate School at email@example.com to request access for you to review graduate admissions documents online.
Navigation: Log on to SPIRE. From the SPIRE Main Menu,...
About Search for Classes
Search for Classes is the online version of the Schedule of Classes. It shows UMass Amherst course offerings by term. Each listing includes meeting days and times, enrollment details (e.g., class capacity, current enrollment, links to syllabus information, required...
In the Schedule of Classes, the Session is an optional search criterion (and a field in your search results) that allows you to distinguish between University-scheduled classes and classes offered through Continuing & Professional Education.
About Continuing & Professional Education (CPE...
Use the FERPA Privacy Waiver to:
Make relevant portions of your student record available to a few individual designees.
Assign up to four designees, enabling them to contact the participating University offices on your behalf.
Indicate the type of information each designee can request...
About Your Shopping Cart for Classes
WHAT: Your Shopping Cart shows the classes that you plan to enroll in. You are not enrolled in classes in your Shopping Cart.FIND IT: In the SPIRE Menu, click Enrollment > Add Classes or use any of the enrollment links on your Student Center SPIRE Home...
Activate Accessibility Features
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to activate accessibility features for your SPIRE account. Options include:
Accessible layout mode - the best choice if you use a screen reader.
Standard layout mode with page element highlighting - makes it...
SPIRE’s Query Viewer allows select SPIRE for Staff users to run pre-built queries and download the results.
Some queries produce FERPA-protected data! If you download or print FERPA-protected data, take care to keep them secure.
Navigation: Main Menu > Reporting...
Navigation: Main Menu > Reporting Tools > Query > Query Viewer
Queries about specific students produce FERPA-protected data! If you download or print data about specific students, take care to keep the data secure. General Summaries of Class Information and...
The SPIRE Main Menu is now a dropdown menu at the top of your SPIRE pages, as shown above.
Click Main Menu to see all of your familiar SPIRE options, such as Course Guides and UMass Directory and then click the menu option you need.
If you navigate using the keyboard only, press Ctrl+Y...
SPIRE Logon Essentials
Students, Faculty, Staff, Applicants: Use your NetID (OIT Account user name) and password to log on to SPIRE. More about NetIDs & Passwords
Alumni, Inactive Students: Use your 8-digit SPIRE ID (a.k.a. UMass Student ID) instead of your NetID to log on to SPIRE. This...
SPIRE for Staff users can use these documents to get started with SPIRE.
Get Started with SPIRE for Staff
Academic Structure Constructs & Definitions (PDF, 81k)
Effective Searches in SPIRE (PDF, 115k)
*To open .pdf documents, you must have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your...
About SPIRE Training for Staff
New SPIRE for Staff and SPIRE for Advisors users: use this schedule to confirm the date and time of our SPIRE trainings. The training schedule is subject to change.
You can participate in these sessions only once you complete the application process for...
In the SPIRE Menu, select Campus Profiles > Student Services Center. The Student Services Center search page opens.
Enter a student's 8-digit SPIRE ID or Last Name and First Name.
If more than one student matches the search criteria, click the correct student's Name...
Important information before you start:
1. To access online GFAF forms in SPIRE, preparers must have completed their FERPA certifications. See About FERPA Certification. Also, your department head must send an email to Debra Britt, email@example.com, listing the names of preparers needing...
Learn how to find and interpret a student's personal and academic information.
Navigate to the Student Services Center page
About the Student Services Center
Look Up a Student's Contact Information, Including Address (PDF*, 94k)
About a Student's Program(s)/Plan(s) (PDF, 103k)...
About Diploma Name and Special Characters
The SPIRE Diploma Name page allows entry of special characters. The allowable special characters are included on the page. Copy a character you want to insert, and paste it into one of the name fields.
Each name field has a 30 character maximum...
Undergraduate students: You can find advising information in the Advisor box on your Student Center in SPIRE.
Graduate students: With some exceptions in the School of Education, your advisor's information is not available through your Student Center in SPIRE. TIP: Use People Finder to find your...
Introduction to QuikPAY
QuikPAY is an e-billing and payment system that allows you to manage your University bill online.
Use QuikPAY to view your University charges, print a PDF copy of your bill, and make a secure online payment. QuikPAY also enables you to set up ‘authorized payers’ (one or...
Students, when you are a due a refund from the University, use SPIRE to choose how you want to receive your refund. Use Excess Express if you want direct deposit of any refund to a USA bank account that you specify. Otherwise, request to receive your refund as a paper check.
If you opt to receive...