Computing Services

MyUSM Campus Portal

image of husky looking at the MyUSM login address

The MyUSM campus portal site is your single sign-on point of entry to MaineStreet, Blackboard, Student Email (GMail) and more. Logging into MyUSM means you're automatically logged into multiple systems automatically:

  • Blackboard
  • Course Reserves (Ares)
  • Gmail (@maine.edu mail)
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • MaineStreet
  • MaineStreet Marketplace
  • Study Room Reservations (Open Room)
  • Tk20
  • Tutoring Support (AskOnline)
  • UMS Account Management
  • UMS Videoconference Requests

Who Can Access

The following categories of users may access MyUSM:

  • Current USM students, enrolled in the current or upcoming semester
  • New students who have paid their enrollment deposit
  • Current USM faculty
  • Current USM staff

Logging In/Out

  • Open a web browser and navigate to http://my.usm.maine.edu
  • Login with your UMaine System ID and password (the same credentials used for MaineStreet and Blackboard).
  • Because MyUSM uses single sign-on, while you are logged in, you are also simultaneously logged into other UMS applications such as Gmail, Blackboard, and MaineStreet.
    • This means you can use the QuickLaunch icons and links to easily jump to these systems without logging in again.
    • It also means that you must must sign out and close your browser to securely log out of all affiliated systems.

Header Buttons and Menus

The site header across the top of the page contains the main navigational menus and buttons.

Top Left Icons

  • My Communities: this is a list of all communities in which the user is a member.
  • Home: jump to the MyUSM home page.

Top Right Menus and Icons

  • Menu
    • Home: jump to the MyUSM home page.
    • Control Panel: links to personal community pages and portal account settings.
    • My Account: links to the user's portal account settings.
    • Toggle Edit Controls: allows the user to switch edit controls off and on for personal community pages.
  • Sign Out: a link to sign out of MyUSM and all affiliated systems (MaineStreet, Gmail, Google Docs, Blackboard, etc.). Note: the portal will disconnect users automatically after two hours. For maximum security, users should sign out at the end of each session to ensure that they are also signed out of all other applications.
  • Help Icon: access to the Getting Started with MyUSM help section.
  • Shrink/Enlarge Header Icon: this icon shrinks and enlarges the height of the header.

Global Navigation Menu

  • Home: jump to the MyUSM home page.
  • New Students: links to information and tasks for "confirmed" new USM students.
  • Academics: this section contains links to academic information and applications for students, faculty and staff.
  • Advising: this section features general advising information, timelines and tools for students and faculty; faculty advisors can also access a listing of their advisees.
  • Student Services: links to a variety of campus services available to students.
  • Campus Life: this section links to a variety of pages and sites pertaining to campus events, activities, groups, and services.
  • Policies: this section contains links to USM and UMaine System policies.
  • Libraries & Technology: this page features a GMail Dashboard, search forms for Library OneSearch and Ask A Librarian, a listing of computing outages messages, and links to a variety of other library- and technology-related resources and services.
  • Tools: this section includes a Document Library and Faculty and Staff lookup tool.

Quick Launch Navigation Block

Quick Launch Navigation appears on the home page as well as the top-level pages in the global navigation menu.

  • Launch Pad Icons: these link to a number of applications and systems that take advantage of the portal's single sign-on functionality; you do not need to login again to access these systems.
  • MaineStreet: this section contains deep links into frequently-used MaineStreet pages; the list of links available varies depending on your user role.
  • UMS ID Management: these are links to UMaine System IT Services' account management systems.
  • USM Quick Links: links to important USM web pages and frequently-used applications.
  • Campus Portals: a listing of all campus portals with which the user is affiliated.

Questions and Suggestions

If you spot something in the MyUSM Portal that is not working, or if you would like to see additional functionality that we have not yet included, please let us know! Send your questions, comments and suggestions to webmaster@usm.maine.edu.