Online Teaching and Learning

This page contains information about Illinois Compass 2g for students and instructors, training resources, and other education technology tools.

Illinois Compass 2g
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Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn) provides faculty, instructors, students, and others a collaborative online space with tools for managing and delivering course assignments, publishing grades, and making course material available to students outside of classroom walls.

More Learning Management Systems

Several campus departments offer additional Learning Management Systems (LMSes), including Moodle, Lon-Capa, and more. 

Other Educational Technologies and Tools

Supports teaching, research, and departmental web-based collaboration and outreach.
WebStore and CITES Training Services is now offering free access to, an industry leader in online learning. Your NetID and password will put their video library of more than 1,200 courses and 73,000 tutorials at your fingertips.

eText provides a browser based, fully accessible alternative to deliver original, instructor developed course content or published textbooks in a cost efficient manner. It also is programmed to utilize information from course rosters to enable upstream/downstream interaction between instructors and students.

i>clicker is an interactive student response system designed to actively engage students in the learning process while providing instant feedback and being fun at the same time. This tools also integrates well with Illinois Compass 2g.  Read a list of i>clicker frequently asked questions.

Multimedia and Streaming
CITES Academic Technology Services provides free streaming server space for digital audio and multimedia files used for instructional purposes.

A podcast is a collection of audio or video files made available on the Internet via a free subscription model.

U of I Box
File storage and sharing service.

Windows-based software tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to Illinois Compass 2g.

StudyMate Author
Windows-based software tool that enables the creation of ten different online interactive study activities.

Technology Enhanced Classrooms
Technology enhanced classroom access, training, and support. Consultation about the innovative use of new (and old) technologies that make up the ubiquitous classroom.

Workshops and Resources

Training Calendar
Training opportunities for Illinois Compass and other educational technologies.

FAST3 (A WebStore Service) Workshops
FAST3 (Faculty and Staff Technology Training Team) offers technology training for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community, featuring hands-on exercises and trainers with real-world experience. Training is available for Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver, coding in HTML / CSS, and more.

CITES Learning Technologies Consulting Services
Provides instructional design consulting for faculty instructors, staff, and TAs. CITES educational technologists can quickly assess your teaching and learning goals and suggest proven strategies and practices to facilitate and enhance how you use technology in your teaching. Request a consultation.

Teaching and Learning with Technology Brown Bag Series
Award-winning Illinois faculty talk about successfully integrating web-based and other digital technologies into their teaching.

Technology-Enhanced Teaching Certificate
Program offered by the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) in partnership with CITES and the University Library. Encourages instructors to explore educational technologies and to practice and assess technology-enhanced teaching.

Educational Technologists Forum
A community bringing together staff, faculty, and graduate assistants involved in the creation, delivery, and support of electronic instructional material on the Urbana campus.

Educational Technology Showcase Articles

Teaching Strategies

CITES Innovative Teaching with Technology Partnership

Tablet Initiative
Learn more about this collaborative initiative between CITES and campus instructors and staff interested in exploring the use of iPad and Android-based tablets for teaching and learning, student engagement, and outreach.

Additional Training Opportunities

For additional training options, including computer security training and Unified Communications training, see Training Opportunities through CITES.


Last updated Tuesday, June 30, 2015, 11:07 am