Retirement and Discontinuation of Redirects

The CITES website will be retired on February 1, 2016. Please update any bookmarks to point to the new Technology Services website (external link).

Illinois Compass Retirement

This page contains information about the retirement of the Illinois Compass service (powered by Blackboard Vista).


Illinois Compass (powered by Blackboard Vista) was retired on December 31, 2012. After this date, instructors will be able to retrieve content and copy it to a new Illinois Compass 2g space, but this service will no longer be available for teaching. We recommend moving to Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn) for continued use of this CITES supported service.

Access to the old Compass system will be available until December 31, 2014 to allow Instructors and Teaching Assistants to view past student work and grades, and to copy course content to new Compass 2g spaces using the space request application. Students will not have access to Illinois Compass beyond January 9, 2013.

If you need further information regarding the retirement of Illinois Compass, contact the CITES Help Desk at or 244-7000.

Last updated Wednesday, January 14, 2015, 11:24 am