Basic information you will need to create and manage course IT accounts is provided below.
UMass Amherst IT offers several options for instructors who do not want to use Moodle or who are looking for additional options to post their course materials online: Blogs , UDrive , Apps at UMass Amherst,  and Web Hosting . Course IT Accounts provide a separate Blog, UDrive, Google Apps account (does not include email), and web space for each course. Instructors can use these accounts to create a website from scratch, to post handouts and assignments online, to blog about course announcements, and to share files with students via UDrive or Google Drive.
For more information about using online tools for teaching & learning, see our Post Course Content Online  pages.
Note: To create a Course IT Account, you must be listed as the Primary Instructor for that course in SPIRE. Contact the Academic Scheduling Representative in your department if your SPIRE information needs to be updated.
You will only see one entry for each course that you are teaching, rather than individual entries for each section of the class (e.g., if you are teaching five sections for COMM 101, you will see only one entry for COMM 101).
Note: Each of your Course IT accounts has a separate password that controls access to all services associated with that account. Resetting a Course IT Account password affects access to the UDrive, Blog, and Web site associated with that account.
Note: Course IT Accounts are never purged. They remain active until you leave the University or choose to delete them.