Xythos Support

Document Management & Collaboration at UMB


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New Xythos Workshops Added

Xythos workshops are offered each semester. Register through the UMass Boston Training Portal.

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Introduction to Xythos

Xythos is a Document Management and Collaboration tool that the University has purchased. Xythos allows you to manage and share your documents and collaborate with others securely. It allows you to store your files and access them via the web from any browser, share your files securely using secure file transfer “https://” protocol and share your files and collaborate with multiple editors. In this workshop attendees will log into their Xythos account, upload files, apply permissions, share a file, edit a file and upload the shared file back to the senders account.


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Xythos at UMB

Xythos is Here!

In September 2008, the Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) invested in a Document Management and Collaboration system called Xythos. The system addresses a number of needs that faculty and staff have shared with us over the years. The system has been piloted by a small group of faculty and staff this fall, and after receiving feedback and modifying the system, ITSD would like to offer this new service to the rest of the campus for general use starting Monday February 2nd

The Xythos system is very easy to use; it offers a web interface that allows users to store and retrieve documents from any computer connected to the Internet. Some of the features of the system are:

  • Securely store and retrieve documents of any kind
  • Move/Copy files between a computer and the Xythos account by dragging and dropping or by copying and pasting.
  • Securely share documents with colleagues on and off campus rather than through email attachments there by reducing the size of your email inbox
  • Set permissions on how to share these documents
  • Keep track of changes to files using “Versioning
  • Available storage space of 1 GB

The Xythos document management system is available to all faculty & staff that have a valid UMass Boston email account (@umb.edu). You may access the system by visiting: http://xythos.umb.edu Please use your email credentials as your username and password.

Important Contact Information:
Xythos information: http://www.umb.edu/it/getting_services/campus_administrative_systems/xythos/
Xythos FAQWebsite: http://blogs.umb.edu/xythossupport/

Xythos login question: IT Service Desk – 7-5220 or ITServiceDesk@umb.edu
Questions on using Xythos: IT Service Desk – 7-5220 or ITServiceDesk@umb.edu
Xythos training and information Katherine Ananis – 7-5264 or Katherine.Ananis@umb.edu
Training – Registration: Katherine Ananis – 7-5264- or Katherine.Ananis@umb.edu

Need an email account:
http://www.umb.edu/editor_uploads/images/it/EmailAccountRequestForm_final.pdf       

on behalf of everyone at ITSD, we would like to thank you for using Xythos and hope you enjoy using the system as much as we have. Please do not hesitate to contact one of the numbers or email addresses listed above with questions or feedback on Xythos.

Xythos Workshops

Ready to get started with Xythos? Attend our 1.5 hour introductory workshop and get a quick and informed start to online document management & collaboration. All workshops take place in the Healey Library, lower level, room P1. To enroll in a workshop go to the UMB training site: umb.edu/training and click the Upcoming Workshops link in the left pane – then click on Technology – then Document Management & Collaboration. You will need a UMB email account to register for a workshop.

More information

Contact -Katherine.Ananis@umb.edu

UMB –  http://www.umb.edu/it/getting_services/campus_administrative_systems/xythos/

Xythos – http://www.blackboard.com/Platforms/Learn/Products/Blackboard-Learn/Blackboard-Xythos.aspx

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