Learn more about the technology you will need to use or will have access to. These resources include MaineStreet, Brightspace, Kaltura, and more.

    UMaine Portal

The UMaine/ UMaine Machias Portal provides easy access to Mainestreet, Brightspace, Zoom, and more. It requires a UMS login. 

We’re Here to Help!

Our advising center can answer all of your questions about UMaineOnline Orientation. Call us at 207.581.5858 or email us at umaineonline@maine.edu. Setup an appointment today – we look forward to speaking with you!


Brightspace is a Learning Management System (LMS) used by the University of Maine and is where you may access online coursework for all classes. It requires a UMS login. Use this link to find out What is Brightspace. 

Use this link to access Brightspace tutorials.

Minimum Technology Requirements

The computer must have speakers and a microphone capabilities for Zoom video conferencing.
Minimum OS:
Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.10 and higher. Windows 7 and higher.
Mac OS, Windows OS or Chrome OS computer with: 2.5 GHz Dual Core Intel Core i5 and higher desktop CPU.
Bandwidth Requirements: 2.0 Mbps or faster.


Access your Media Library through Kaltura. Create a presentation via video recording for class with Kaltura.

    Google Apps

You will use Google Suite for email, collaboration on group work, the creation of presentations, google calendar for scheduling and more.  Learn to use these tools efficiently and with confidence.


Find support, tutorials, and access to Zoom web video conferencing. Zoom is a program used to hold meetings with online students used by advisors and instructors.

Please take a moment to ensure that your zoom client is updated to the latest version. All UMS students, faculty and staff have access to a full Zoom Pro account which can be accessed via the MyCampusPortal LaunchPad or by going to Zoom. For info on how to update your account, please visit Zoom Resources & Support page.

Use this link to access Zoom tutorials.

wrench symbol  Technology Support

UMS IT Help Desk Phone & Live Chat Info
Phone: 207.581.2506, or 800.696.435
Email: help@maine.edu
Live Chat: itsupport.maine.edu 

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-5pm

UMaine: Email help@maine.edu for student online technical support. UMaine Machias: Call 207.255.1237 or email help@maine.edu or Chat with us Live!


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Course Information

Learn more about academic resources available online. These resources include the Bookstore, Course Registration, and more.