Collaboration & Web Services

Accessibility Outreach ensures departmental and group resources and services meet the accessibility requirements mandated by the Illinois IT Accessibility Act and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act.

IT professionals use Active Directory (AD) class rosters to control student access to electronic resources based on a student’s enrollment in courses and major for every term, course, section, and division. 
 

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality  to help organizations and researchers move faster, lower IT costs, and scale.

Mailing lists can be used by students, faculty, and staff to create email lists for group-based announcements and discussions.

Technology Services supports the Course Explorer web application, which provides a user interface for viewing course schedules and general education requirements. The Course Explorer is backed by a publicly available web API which encourages the targeted extraction of the aforementioned data from campus and departmental applications.

Datacenter Shared Services is a campus initiative to consolidate campus server rooms and data centers into shared data center facilities.

Google Apps @ Illinois is a suite of communication and productivity applications that provides email, online document collaboration, file storage, chat, and calendar services to University of Illinois faculty, staff, and students.

As the 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.

Students, faculty, and staff use the Illinois Wiki, which is a web-based application, to easily create, edit, and store content in a collaborative online environment.

Kaltura is a media hosting platform that allows students, faculty, and staff to share multimedia within a secure campus environment. Content can be shared with the world or restricted to specific users by NetID. The Kaltura platform allows for a self-service YouTube like interface, and offers integrated screen and webcam recording. Illinois Media Spaces, a campus media sharing platform, is powered by Kaltura. Kaltura is integrated with Compass 2G and Learn@Illinois, allowing you to use the same interface and see media you own across campus platforms.

Skype for Business or Lync are applications that allow graduate students, faculty and staff to make and forward phone and video calls, send instant messages, participate in video conferences and group chats through their computers. Skype for Business or Lync can also deliver voicemail as an email and integrates with Exchange so that Skype meetings show up on calendars.  

Office 365 provides students, faculty, and staff with free, cloud-based access to download a suite of services from Microsoft, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and OneDrive. 

Click here to download and get started with Office 365.

Publish.illinois.edu is a WordPress-based blogging and publishing platform that allows students, faculty, and staff to quickly create and publish online content. 

Data, software, service, and asset stewards can request access to security tools that allow them to assess the security of solutions or assets they manage. This enables identification of common security weaknesses or misconfigurations. A Privacy and Information Security professional can be engaged to help interpret the results and provide remediation recommendations or techniques. The Security Vulnerability Consulting and Assessment service also acts autonomously to evaluate the existing vulnerability/exposure landscape, to perform ad-hoc and scheduled vulnerability assessments according to campus policy as needs dictate, or assess exposures at the direction of leadership.

Shibboleth provides secure login authentication to many web-based applications for customers on and off the University campus.  

This service tracks and documents issues of secure certificates used by campus units. It also provides notifications of upcoming certificate expiration to help ensure uninterrupted operation of campus services.

U of I Box is a secure cloud-based storage service available to all students, faculty, and staff. U of I Box’s built-in features allow for files to be easily stored, edited, and shared from any device that has a web browser.

This service offers the expertise of Technology Services usability staff to conduct custom usability assessment to campus departments and groups. A variety of methods are available depending on the needs of the client.

Virtual hosting provides infrastructure and control to IT professionals to host virtual machines, operating systems or applications that are installed on software that acts like computer hardware. Customers have the same experience on a virtual machine as they do using an actual machine.

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