Temporary Free Services
During the coming weeks, software providers and vendors are offering free services to students. Please see the list below. The list will be updated as information is received from vendors/providers.
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Apps
As a result of campus closure, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs is not available. Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to request access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device.
- If you have not signed up for an Adobe ID, please do so here, Adobe ID Student Sign Up. Use your UM email address when creating the account.
- Once Adobe ID has been created, send email requesting temporary at-home access to the Solution Center, SolutionCenter@montevallo.edu.
- After confirmation email is received, visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your Adobe ID credentials to sign in.
- From the Creative Cloud website, browse for desired app.
- If you see an option to Try or Buy, select Try and download your desired app.
- Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.
For more information on how to download or install apps, see Download and Install Creative Cloud apps. Adobe has indicated that there are a few known issues. They can be found here, https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/kb/covid-19-edu-labs-faq.html#known-issues.
Charter will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.
The University of Montevallo Bookstore understands this is a challenging time. Please see below for a link to more information regarding their free eBook initiative and the link for students to access eBooks.
Press Release: https://investor.bned.com/investor-relations/news-and-events/news/press-release-details/2020/Barnes–Noble-Education-Joins-VitalSource-and-Leading-Publishers-to-Make-eTextbooks-Free-for-Students-Impacted-by-COVID-19-Campus-Closures/default.aspx
Student and Instructor FAQs for Free Ebook program: https://support.vitalsource.com/hc/en-us/categories/360003328673?utm_campaign=2020%20VitalSource%20Helps&utm_source=VitalSource%20Helps%20&utm_medium=landing%20page
Information Services and Technology wants you to have access to the information that you need. These links provide direct access to Academic, Technical and Safe Reporting Resources. Below, you will find a list of commonly used pages on the UM Website.
Adobe ID Student Sign UpBanner Self ServiceCampus SafetyCanvasCarmichael LibraryCashier’s OfficeColleges at UMCounseling ServicesDining and Falcon FoodsDynamic FormsFalcon PrintFalcon Success CenterRegistrar’s OfficeSolution CenterStudent EmailStudent Health ServicesUM Cares and Maxient Reporting
Canvas Student App
Canvas Student allows students to access their courses and groups using a mobile device. Students can submit assignments, participate in discussions, view grades and course materials. The app also provides access to course calendars, To Do items, notifications, and Conversations messages.
While Canvas can be accessed from any browser on an Android or iOS device, mobile browsers are not supported, and features may not function as expected compared to viewing Canvas in a fully supported desktop browser. Canvas pages within a mobile browser are only supported when an action in the app links directly to the browser, such as when a student takes certain types of quizzes. Support is not extended to pages that cannot currently be used in the app, such as Conferences or Collaborations.
The Canvas Student App is available for both Android devices, via Google Play and iOS devices, via the App Store.
Ellucian GO is the University of Montevallo’s mobile app. Currently, students can:
- Access their class schedule
- Receive walking and driving directions to classes and offices
- Access their grades
- Access Academic calendars
- Get Dining Hall information
- Look up Athletic information
- Utilize the University directory
More features will come soon so keep checking! Download the app today!
- Access the App Store or Google Play
- Search for Ellucian GO
- Download the app
- Select University of Montevallo from the list
- Login with your UM credentials
GET is a web-based or mobile app that allows you to easily manage your falcon flex points, upload your UM ID photo, order food and more. Available to all UM students, faculty and staff. Visit https://get.cbord.com/or download the GET mobile app in the App Store or Google Play.
1. Choose University of Montevallo
2. Log in in with your UM User Name and password
3. Create a unique PIN for your device, GET Mobile only
Microsoft Teams is the chat-based workspace in Office 365. The platform combines workplace chat, video meetings, file storage, and application integration. You can chat from anywhere, meet from anywhere, call from anywhere and collaborate from anywhere.
Start by visiting https://teams.microsoft.com, then login in with your UM student email and password. Microsoft teams can be downloaded to your desktop or mobile device. Visit, https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads to download Microsoft Teams.
Free Home Use Software
Office 365 for Education
It’s not a trial! It’s your free software. Students and teachers are eligible for Office 365 for Education, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams, plus additional classroom tools. All you need to get started is a valid school email address.
Then click the following link to Microsoft 365 for Education.
Buy Apple products at a discount! The discount is available to current and newly accepted students and their parents.
Go to Apple Education Pricing for more information.
Adobe ID Student Sign Up and Lab UsageClick here to access step by step instructions on setting up your student email on an AndroidClick here to access step by step instructions on setting up your student email on an iPhone