Technology is a vital tool in providing the connection we need to build communities remotely. That applies to the nuts and bolts of accessing the tools and services you need to complete to-do’s; and also in ensuring that you’re able to connect to one another and build lasting relationships heading into your first semester.
Here’s a quick UVM tech toolkit to help you make the most of connecting to UVM (and your peers) throughout your academic career:
Your Laptop / Computer
Learn about the laptop/computer requirements for your school or college to ensure you're ready to go.
UVM Email & Calendar
Every UVM student, staff, and faculty gets their own UVM email account and digital calendar. Check yours regularly - adding your UVM email to your phone makes it easy! You can also access your e-mail and calendar from any web browser by visiting mail.uvm.edu.
How To: Adding UVM Email to your Device
Brightspace is UVM’s new LMS (Learning Management System), replacing Blackboard in Fall 2023. It lets your professors communicate with you online, share resources and readings, and grade your works all in a central location. It also provides you with the ability to submit assignments digitally, write reflections, and participate in written discussions. A number of classes at UVM will require you to use Brightspace to submit assignments and participate in class projects. See the Brightspace for Students UVM Knowledge Base article to get started.
Video calls, chats, small group meetings and our Live Events will mostly take place on Microsoft Teams this summer. You can access Teams from the web, but we recommend installing the handy desktop or mobile app. Just download and log in with your UVM netid and password - and you’ll be good to go!
Ready to write some essays? UVM offers the Microsoft Office suite at no charge to all UVM for personal use on up to five devices - including computers, smartphones and tablets. This lets you download popular apps like Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint and use services like Microsoft Forms, Planner, and OneNote to keep you on top of all your assignments.
How To: Install Microsoft 365
myUVM is an individualized student portal that gathers together resources for students and displays them all in a single place. You will use this system to register for classes and view your schedule, take a look at your final grades, connect with Student Financial Services and more. Take a tour with our Orientation Leaders (YouTube).
Access online at: myuvm.uvm.edu