Available to Faculty, Staff and Students
Illinois Compass 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 managing course content.
Use University of Illinois Box, Google Apps @ Illinois, Microsoft OneDrive, and Adobe to store, share, and collaborate on documents. These services offer a user-friendly web interface and enterprise security suitable for most files, including FERPA protected data (Box only). The University provides unlimited or nearly unlimited space for all current U of I faculty, staff, and students. For more information, visit Technology Services’ information page.
Image Database offers consistent, quality images for use in the promotion of the Illinois campus and programs.
Lynda.com offers training on leading software topics including Adobe, Apple, Microsoft products, and audio/video editing, etc.
Although their use is not mandatory, the University PowerPoint Templates help campus communicators create professional presentations that consistently represent the campus to internal and external audiences.
The U of I WebStore makes University site-license discounted software available to faculty, staff and students. It offers over 350 software titles for purchase or download.
It also provides free software to individuals for personally-owned computers, including:
— Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2013
— Microsoft Lync
— McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (for Windows)
— McAfee Security (for Mac)
Lync/Skype for Business is a software on your computer that handles your university phone services. As part of the Unified Communications system, Microsoft Lync offers telephone-like voice communications, instant messaging, video conferencing, contact management, and more.
Webtools is a free toolbox provided by the Web Services at UI Public Affairs. It helps a web developer create an online service without substantial programming knowledge. The toolbox includes form builders, event calendars, URL shortening and more.
Available to Library Employees
Library Photostream is created and maintained via a library-wide Flickr Pro account. All images uploaded to this account can be used by any library faculty, staff, or student employee for purposes related to library facilities, resources, services, events or publicity.
Library Powerpoint Templates is a collection of PowerPoint templates specific to the University Library.
WebJunction Illinois is an online learning tool that Illinois library staff can use to learn about library management, technology and services. It is a service offered through OCLC and all courses are paid by the Illinois State Library.
Camtasia is video-based screen capture software for Windows PCs. Screen captures are recorded to a digital video format. Audio narration can be added to accompany the video. Camtasia can be used to create tutorials, demonstrations, web site tours, etc. aimed at either Library users or Library staff.
Library Guides is a tool for librarians to create easily searchable and readable subject guides. Patrons can also located Library Guides through Primo and Easy Search.
Skype is a software application for Windows PCs that can be used to make free Internet-based phone and video calls to other computers with Skype installed on them. It can be installed on Library staff workstations (Windows only) for Skype-to-Skype communication about Library-related matters by request.
Bean Counter is a reporting system that is being developed by the Library IT for the University Library. Bean Counter can be used to generate reports from multiple Library databases, including Voyager, the Library’s Instructional Statistics, and Web logs, etc.