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Technology Requirements for the RITA-T Course

The course is offered on UMass Medical School’s Learning Management System, Blackboard Learn. The Blackboard system is compatible with both PC and Mac operating systems.

Please note:  It is recommended that you use either a laptop or desktop computer to take the course, as some features in the course are not compatible with mobile devices like tablets, iPads, or phones.

Supported Browsers

Blackboard supports three primary browsers. Run the browser checker to see whether Blackboard Learn supports your browser and operating system.

These desktop browsers work best with Blackboard Learn 9.1:

  • Firefox 24 and later 
  • Google Chrome 30 and later 
  • Safari 6 and later

Please note:  Browser cookies are utilized by the Blackboard Learn system, and pop-up blockers must be disabled.

Logging in to the Course

Logging in for the first time:

1. Go to https://umassmed.umassonline.net

2. Click on Need Your Password? in the Blackboard Learn login area.

3. Using Option 1, enter your first and last name and your username, which is      the email address you used to register for the course.  For example, when logging into Blackboard Learn, you will enter that full email address in the Username field (i.e., john.doe@gmail.com). You will be sent an email immediately which will allow you to set your password.

4. Follow the instructions in the email to set your password.

Please note:  During registration, it is important to double check to make sure you've entered the right email address.  Also for those using an organization’s/company's email address, there could be a spam filter that prevents you from receiving emails. Please be sure to check your junk mail to see if information on how to set your password has been filtered as a junk mail.

Getting Help

Please contact umwhelpdesk@umassmed.edu with technical questions, and be sure to identify yourself as a UMass Worcester student.

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