Category Archives: Announcements

Flipping the Classroom with Roger Freedman

Join us for a presentation on “Flipping the Classroom” with Roger Freedman! What: “Flipping the Classroom (and what to do in the classroom once you’ve flipped)” Who: Roger A. Freedman, Lecturer in Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. … Continue reading

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Learning Spaces Collaboratory Webinar

Transforming, Sandboxing, Repurposing Learning Spaces for Nurturing Creative Learning, Creative Learners: Lessons Learned from the LSC Experience When: Tuesday, September 16 2014, 2:30 PM – 4 PM (Central Time) Where: 2240 Digital Computer Lab (DCL) We plan to provide light … Continue reading

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Teaching with Technology Brown Bag Series begins September 10

Sponsored by The Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) and CITES Academic Technology Services, the “Teaching with Technology” Brown Bag Series focuses on the intersection between new and emerging technologies and best practices in teaching and learning. This … Continue reading

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Using Select All in Discussion Boards

One of the known issues in the upgrade to the April 2014 release of Illinois Compass 2g is the Select All checkbox not functioning in the Tree View for Discussion Boards. We are working on a solution that defaults all … Continue reading

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Welcome Back Tech

Welcome to new instructors, staff, and students, and welcome back to all familiar faces! It’s that time again–to buy school supplies, and procrastinate on writing (and grading) papers, and, of course, to go to class. While we all settle into … Continue reading

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New Features in Illinois Compass 2g for Fall 2013

CITES is hosting a series of sessions to promote Illinois Compass 2g. The sessions will provide an overview of the Illinois Compass 2g service with a focus on new features that were added over the summer of 2013. We will … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 Brown Bag Series Kicks Off This Week

I love this time of the semester. The first crazy weeks have passed, and we’re hitting a good rhythm in all our classes. It’s time to relax a bit and see what else is happening in the world outside our … Continue reading

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Introducing the Illinois Compass 2g Demonstration Space

Are you new to Illinois Compass 2g and curious about how your colleagues on campus have been using it? CITES Academic Technology Services has been working hard on creating a Demonstration Site to illustrate some of the commonly used features … Continue reading

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Connecting Respondus to Illinois Compass 2g

After starting Respondus, set the personality for Blackboard 7.x – 9.x: Then, if you want to publish to a course select Preview & Publish, or to retrieve a test from a course use the Retrieval and Reports tab. In this … Continue reading

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Blackboard Mobile Learn App is Now Free to University of Illinois Faculty, Staff, and Students

CITES is pleased to announce the extension of the Illinois Compass 2g service (powered by Blackboard Learn 9.1) by introducing the availability of the Blackboard Mobile Learn app as a free download for faculty, students, and staff.  All users of … Continue reading

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