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System Announcements

  • File Upload Limit In Place (Friday, March 5, 2021)

    The weekend of February 27-28, a file upload limit of 100MB per file was enabled on the Illinois Compass system. This was done in order to reduce our storage footprint within our managed hosting provider, and reduce overall hosting costs to the University. Further details can be found within this Illinois Knowledge Base document:   Illinois Compass2g, File Upload and Storage Limits ( , including some tips on changing your work flow to integrate other services to host these larger files.

  • Trouble with Zoom? (Thursday, February 18, 2021)

    Having trouble logging in to your university Zoom account? Due to new restrictions by Campus Security and the Office of the Chancellor, ALL University of Illinois Zoom accounts are now required to sign in to Zoom using Shibboleth Single Sign On (SSO).

    For information on the requirements and potential error messages, please see Zoom, Sign In Requirements (

    For further information regarding logging in with SSO, please see Zoom, Logging In (

  • Introducing UIUC AnyWare (Wednesday, August 26, 2020)

    Technology Services has released UIUC AnyWare which providees virtual access to over 100 software applications for students. UIUC AnyWare is a virtual desktop environment allowing student to access software whether remote, on campus, or in class. Students can access UIUC AnyWare on multiple devices and operating systems including Windows, MacOS, and Linux, iOS, and Android. For more information about UIUC AnyWare, visit 

  • Adobe Creative Cloud is now available to University of Illinois students free of charge until August 1, 2021. (Tuesday, August 18, 2020)

    To access Adobe Creative Cloud, students must:

    1. Complete this free offer on the WebStore
    2. Follow the instructions to sign in and download applications

    Most students should be able to log in and download applications within a few hours. However, it may take up to 24 hours for Adobe to activate a student’s license. If a student only sees “Trial” or “Buy” options, Adobe has not yet activated their account.

    If you have any questions, please contact

  • Resources for Instructional Continuity (Monday, August 17, 2020)

    Below are some resources to assist instructors and staff during this time of COVID-19 awareness and the move to online teaching for the Urbana campus:

About Illinois Compass 2g

Illinois Compass 2g is an enterprise learning management system powered by Blackboard's Learn platform.

It gives faculty, instructors, students, and others a collaborative online space with tools for:

  • * Preparing, managing, and delivering course content in a variety of teaching styles
  • * Assessing students through multiple types of learning activities
  • * Tracking and publishing grades
  • * Keeping course material available to students outside the classroom walls.

This custom installation is hosted by Technology Services for use by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Student Training Resources

Basic documentation and tutorials to get you started using Illinois Compass.

Instructor Resources

Includes information about how to request your course site and tutorials on how to use Compass more effectively.


For questions or problems concerning Illinois Compass 2g, please contact the Technology Services Help Desk at (217) 244-7000 or email