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System Announcements

  • 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:

  • Course Availability Notice, Fall, 2020 (Monday, August 17, 2020)

    If you just added a course and do not see it listed under "My Illinois Compass 2g", please refer to this Illinois Knowledge Base article for details regarding your course availability:

    NOTE:  courses may take up to 3 business days to enroll or disenroll you from Illinois Compass courses.

  • Blackboard App available for download! (Friday, November 22, 2019)

    Students, enhance your mobile learning experience by using the new Blackboard app, now available for download from Apple iTunes or Android Play!

    For instructors, try out the Blackboard Instructor app, available just for you! Download from Apple iTunes or Android Play.

    NOTE:  the Blackboard app for Windows Mobile is no longer linked as it's being removed from the Windows store as of December 31, 2019, and will not be supported after that.

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