Illinois Compass 2G

About this service

Description As the primary online learning management system for Illinois, Illinois Compass 2g lets students, faculty, and staff check grades, submit assignments, and store and download instructional and training materials. It is possible to use Illinois Compass 2g from any computer, tablet or phone.
Other names Compass2g, Illinois Compass, Compass, Blackboard Learn
Documentation links Blackboard | Getting Started with Illinois Compass 2g | Illinois Compass Space Request Tool | Illinois Compass 2g Training Resources for Students | Blackboard Learn Quick Hit Videos | Join the Compass Advisory Group
Features and tools Simple, Adaptive Content Creation
  • Create your own content
  • Incorporate existing material
  • Import content from another course
  • Utilize material from an integrated vendor
  • Rules-based content release and delivery
  • Create development and non-academic spaces
  • Mobile Learning Experience
  • Bb Student App
  • Bb Grader

Active Collaboration and Communications
  • Wikis
  • Blogs
  • Discussions
  • Journals
  • Real-time Alerts and Notifications
  • Course and System Announcements

Analytics and Reporting
  • Rubrics
  • Retention Center
  • Statistics Tracking
  • Grade Center
  • Test item analysis

Course customization
  • Themes and structures
  • Static/dynamic groups
  • Instructor-defined start/end dates

Digital Assessments
  • Tests
  • Polling
  • Surveys

External Integrations
  • Cengage Learning
  • Flickr
  • i>Clicker
  • Kaltura (Illinois Mediaspace)
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • McGraw-Hill Connect
  • Pearson Learning
  • YouTube

Getting and using this service

Who can use the service
  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate/Professional Students
  • Faculty/Staff
How to get the service All students, staff, and faculty have access to the Compass environment. It can be accessed by going to and logging in using your NetID and password. Faculty, staff, grad students, and teaching assistants can request hosted spaces via the Space Request Application at
Cost No charge
Usage constraints Students have 1GB storage space with with 1GB package upload limits. Only files or packages of 1GB or less can be uploaded at one time. FERPA compliant.

Support and Hours

How to get help Contact the Technology Services Help Desk at 217-244-7000 or by email
Training and consulting opportunities Contact the Technology Services Help Desk at 217-244-7000 or by email
Maintenance hours 4:00 am to 8:00 am every Wednesday Morning.  Once a year we do a major upgrade during the summer months.
Lifecycle stage Production
Provided by Technology Services
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