The second generation of Illinois Compass made its debut on the Illinois campus in November 2011. CITES will offer both the original Illinois Compass software (powered by Blackboard Vista) and Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn 9.1) for Spring, Summer, and Fall 2012 semesters.
- Features of an Illinois Compass 2g Course
- Differences between Illinois Compass and Illinois Compass 2g
- Frequently Asked Questions
- To Move Content into Compass 2g or not
- Supported Browsers
- Illinois Compass 2g Training Catalog
We have expanded your choices when requesting an Illinois Compass 2g space. In addition to Registrar-affiliated spaces, you can now request Development, Training, and Non-Registrar-affiliated spaces providing new ways to use Illinois Compass 2g.
- Illinois Compass 2g Space Request Tool
- How to Use the Compass 2g Space Request Tool
- To Move Content into Illinois Compass 2g or Not
Illinois Compass 2g space owners assume the responsibility of adding teaching assistants and other guests into their course spaces.
Registrar-affiliated courses will automatically load student rosters daily throughout the term; students who are unenrolled are not automatically removed from the roster, but the course is made unavailable for these students.
Illinois Compass 2g allows you to easily customize your course menu and organize your course contents using any format or structure you prefer. Use the links below to explore the available options and features of Illinois Compass 2g as you consider how to best present your course content.
Understanding the interface
Customizing your course menu
Organizing your files in the content collection
Making content available to students
- Content Areas
Learning is a social process that involves communication and collaboration between classmates, peers and instructors. Enhance your student's learning using the communication and collaboration tools available in Illinois Compass 2g.
Keeping students informed
Discussions, blogs and journals
Working with groups
Grading student work
Creating and managing exams and quizzes
Detecting plagiarism with SafeAssign
Interactivity in the classroom
- About Mashups
- Adding multimedia files
- Multimedia Streaming
In addition to the online documentation covering the topics above, you may also be interested in workshops and other training events offered by Academic Technology Services. View the ATS Training Catalog for a complete list of available training opportunities, or view our list of upcoming events to register for a specific workshop.
Contact us to schedule an individual or group consulation and let us help make your transition to Illinois Compass 2g even easier.
The Academic Technology Services Blog offers frequently updated advise and commentary on using Illinois Compass 2g and other academic technologies within higher education.
Lynda.com provides more than 6 hours of online video tutorials focusing on Blackboard Learn 9.1. Urbana/Champaign campus users with an NetId visit - go.illinois.edu/lyndaand search for Blackboard for access to these informative videos.
For further information about Illinois Compass 2g from the company providing the platform on which Illinois Compass 2g is built, consult the Help documentation at Blackboard Library or their OnDemand Learning Center