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  • UMass Amherst uses Amazon CourseMaterials to adopt textbooks or other materials. Adoptions display in SPIRE to help students budget and to provide them with direct links to rent or purchase the materials they will need for their classes. Essential Information i>Clicker users: Be careful to...
  • About Class Overview/Textbooks  Federal law requires publication of information about required and recommended textbooks for each class in the Schedule of Classes. The purpose of the law is to help students better understand and manage this specific educational expense. Read more about the...
  • Staff with SPIRE B access, learn how to process enrollment overrides and modify a students' class schedule. Add a Class to a Student's Schedule (PDF, 57k) Drop a Class from a Student's Schedule (PDF, 21k) Swap Classes in a Student's Schedule (PDF, 16k) Change a Student's Waitlist...
  • 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...
  • About Post-Enrollment Requirement Checking (PERC) PERC enables SPIRE B users to easily identify students who are enrolled in a class but did not satisfy prerequisites for it. Students often enroll in classes for the next term while they are still taking prerequisite courses in the current term....
  • Federal law requires universities to include information in the online listing of class offerings about textbooks that will be needed for each class. The purpose of the law is to give students an opportunity to plan for this aspect of their educational expenses. Six queries are available in SPIRE...
  • 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...