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As of December 29 2012, SPARK is no longer being used as a learning management system (LMS) for on-campus courses.

This documentation will be removed at the end of the Spring 2013 semester.

Instructors who would like to learn about getting their on-campus courses online can contact OIT/Academic Computing's Instructional Media Lab (instruct@oit.umass.edu | 413-545-2823).

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  • Note: This document is no longer current.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  • Note: This document is no longer current.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  • Note: This document is no longer current.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...