Advisors, to view existing advising notes, follow the directions below.
In SPIRE Menu, go to the Read Advising Note page:
Use the SPIRE Menu to navigate to Advising Notes > Advisor > Read Advising Notes. The Read Advising Notes search page opens.
On the Read Advising Notes...
Enter Grades in SPIRE
On your Faculty Center check that your teaching schedule for the term for which you want to enter grades appears under My Schedule. If you see your teaching schedule for another term click the change term button. Select the term from the list for which you want to enter...
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to request access for you to review graduate admissions documents online.
Navigation: Log on to SPIRE. From the SPIRE Main Menu,...
The kinds of transcript reports you can run are controlled by your individualized security settings in SPIRE. Email email@example.com if you have questions about your access.
Note: The transcript reports open in a new tab or window in your browser. Make sure to allow pop-ups from SPIRE....
If you need to enter the same prompts more than once for your UMetrx report, save them as a customization:
On any report page with prompts such as Term and School/College, select the values that you want to save, such as Fall 2014 and College of Natural Sciences. Find out how to Select Multiple...
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...
You can select multiple values for some UMetrx prompts right from the dropdown list:
Select the checkboxes for values you want to include. Click anywhere outside the dropdown list to complete the selection. Or click Search at the bottom of the list to find values that start with, contain, or end...
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...
Before running unofficial transcripts in SPIRE, consider going through the one-time procedure to set up a default Transcript Type value.
Setting the default for the type of transcript you most often use will allow you to skip a step every time you need to request that kind of transcript. You can...
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...
Oracle certifies the following browsers and versions for use with SPIRE. Newer versions of these browsers often work with SPIRE long before Oracle officially approves them. If you find that a newer version does work, please use it.
This information is current as of February 25, 2016.
SPIRE uses a 4-digit code to represent each academic term. Occasionally you will need to enter a term code to search for records or to run a query. You will often find a lookup button that allows you to search for the term code using its description. In some cases, you may not have a lookup button...
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 (IT Account user name) and password to log on to SPIRE. More about NetIDs & Passwords
Alumni, Inactive Students:
Did you ever log in to SPIRE as an active student?
Yes: Use your 8-digit SPIRE ID instead of your...
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...