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Bb Grader App Now Available

CITES Academic Technology Services announces the release of a Grader App for Illinois Compass 2g. The “Bb (Blackboard) Grader App” provides instructors and those with grader privileges with a mobile solution for reviewing, providing feedback, and grading students’ Illinois Compass 2g Assignments. … Continue reading

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Blackboard Mobile App for Illinois Compass 2g

We would like to take the opportunity to remind you of the availability of the Blackboard Mobile Learn app. This app is a free download for faculty, students, and staff for use with Illinois Compass 2g.  All users of the Illinois … Continue reading

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Adding Images to Discussion Boards in Illinois Compass 2g

Our installation of April 2014 Release has a known issue with embedding images in Discussion Boards. We are working with the vendor to receive a technical solution, but we want to provide the following two workarounds to help you use … Continue reading

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New Illinois Compass 2g Login Page

Illinois Compass 2g will have a new login page on June 11, 2014. You will still log in at https://compass2g.illinois.edu using your NetID and Active Directory password as you did on the previous version of the login page. The new … Continue reading

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Upcoming Webinar on Exploring STEM Teaching Labs

Please join CITES, CITL, and the University Library for a hosted Learning Spaces Collaboratory (LSC) webinar on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 2:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. The topic will be “Exploring STEM Teaching Labs.” More information can be found … Continue reading

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Two Upcoming Events

Please join CITES, CITL, and the University Library as we host two events! The first event, the Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinar, will take place March 25th, and it will address the topic of lecture halls. The second event, the EDUCAUSE … Continue reading

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Inline Grading for Assignments Now Available in Illinois Compass 2g

On June 19, 2013, the inline grading function was added to Illinois Compass 2g. This function allows an instructor to grade directly within the Grade Center rather than needing to download assignments, grade or add comments, and then upload them … Continue reading

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Box.com provides secure file storage for faculty, staff, and students

We are pleased to announce that U of I Box.com accounts are now available to all University of Illinois students, faculty, and staff. We realize that you and your students have many file-sharing services available to you, but U of … Continue reading

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How the Internet is Revolutionizing Education

The following infographic displays some of the major changes in education due to the availability of the Internet. One data point shows that the University of Phoenix first accepted students in 1989, and twelve students enrolled; the University now enrolls … Continue reading

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Digital Immigrants Teaching Digital Natives

Marc Prensky, an internationally acclaimed speaker, writer, consultant, and designer in the critical areas of education and learning (according to his website, http://www.marcprensky.com) wrote a two-part article series titled “Digital Immigrants, Digital Natives” on the topic of teaching students who … Continue reading

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