Category Archives: Blackboard Learn

Check for plagiarism on the fly with SafeAssign’s DirectSubmit

The semester is coming to an end, and students are turning in papers.  We all want to be confident of the academic integrity of student’s work.    I don’t expect plagiarism, but it’s something we all need to watch out for. … 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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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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Yikes! Where’s My Link to Illinois Compass Courses?

I had a great shock today when I logged into Compass 2g. Everything was fine in the upper half of my Course List, but all my Illinois Compass courses previously listed at the bottom of the page were gone. Turns … Continue reading

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Removing Students from the Grade Center

Have a desire to remove those students who have dropped your course from your grade center?  These are the students who are marked as “Unavailable” after having officially dropped your course.  Follow this procedure and you can remove them from … 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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Using the Settings Tab in Respondus to Configure and Deploy Online Tests

We’ve talked about how you can use Respondus to migrate tests from Illinois Compass to Illinois Compass 2g. In that post however, we didn’t discuss how to apply settings and make the test available to students, so it’s time to … Continue reading

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Grading Assistance, Walk-in Clinics and Lynda.com

If you are an instructor or teaching assistant for a class hosted on Illinois Compass or Illinois Compass 2g and need help configuring your Grade Book or Grade Center then you might be interested in taking advantage of our Walk-in … Continue reading

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Plan Your Move to Illinois Compass 2g

In December 2012, Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn 9.1) will replace Illinois Compass (powered by Blackboard Vista). The sooner you plan your move the easier your transition will be to Illinois Compass 2g if you currently use or … Continue reading

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Using Respondus to Migrate Assessments from Illinois Compass (Powered by Blackboard Vista) to Illinois Compass 2g (powered by Blackboard Learn)

Respondus is test authoring software that allows for the creation of assessment material in an off line, Windows-only environment. It can be obtained from the Webstore for no charge to UIUC faculty, staff and students . In this post we … Continue reading

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