Illinois Compass is the centrally-supported learning management system (LMS) provided by CITES. Several campus units offer additional LMS options including Moodle, Lon-Capa and more. In addition to Illinois Compass, CITES supports a variety of other academic technologies and services as outlined below.
Supports teaching, research, and departmental web-based collaboration and outreach.
WebStore and CITES Training Services is now offering free access to lynda.com, 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.
Provides access to a wide range of Illinois-related digital media content.
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.
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.