June 6, 2023

IT Required Training

Dear Colleagues,

Each year, UMW faculty and staff must complete required State and UMW training programs.  At this time, two ‘courses’ are being released to you:  IT Security, and Use of Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy.  A summary of what you should expect is found below:

Training Requirements:

Courses / Topics:                             IT Security

Use of Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy

Make sure that you view the policy, and verify your completion.

Access:                                                 For your convenience, you may access all of the content on line in UMW Global.  Once you access UMW Global, the Required Training section of your Home Page will list the modules that you must complete.  [Instructions are below.]

Deadline:                                            You have 30 days to complete the training that is assigned to you.

Time Requirement:                        15 minutes

Required for:                                     All UMW Employees

Notifications:                                    You should receive reminders via email letting you know that training has been assigned or that the due date is approaching.


Pam Lowery

To access UMW Required Training:

  • Go to https://covkc.umw.edu/umw.
  • If you are using Internet Explorer, make sure that the site is a trusted site.  The system often works better with Firefox or Google Chrome.
  • Log in, using your UMW Global credentials.  If you encounter difficulty logging in to UMW Global, please contact Pam Lowery (plowery@umw.edu).
  • See the Required Training section on the Home page.
  • Select the course that must be completed.
  • Enroll in the course.
  • Once the enrollment has been activated (This takes a few seconds.), click Access to access the course material.
  • Proceed through the content.
  • Repeat for both required courses.


Special Instructions – Use of Electronic Communications and Social Media Policy

This course was a required course in 2012, and must be verified again.  If you completed the course in 2012, and access the course again, you will see two options:  Open Current Attempt and Open New Attempt.  You must select Open New Attempt so that ‘this’ attempt is recorded on your transcript.

Pam Lowery

Director of Technology Professional Development & HR Consultant

Office of Human Resources

University of Mary Washington

1301 College Avenue

Fredericksburg, VA  22401

(540) 654-1357