Updates

University switching to Canvas as Learning Management System

After careful evaluation and research, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be adopting Canvas as the campus-supported Learning Management System (LMS) with full migration completed in June 2022. Read the massmail for more information.

 

Essential Activities Only Until Feb. 8 for students

As many students return to campus to prepare for the Spring 2021 semester, Chancellor Jones shared some important safety information. Read the massmail for more information.

COVID-19 Vaccinations

As we learn more information about COVID-19 federal, state and county vaccine plans, we will update the campus community as soon as we are able. Please read the December 21 Massmail for more information. To learn about the university’s vaccine distribution plan, please check for updates on the university COVID-19 vaccination page.

The distribution of a vaccine is welcome news, but we must still continue to be diligent as ever in safety precautions. Thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as we work through this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Submit your positive off-campus COVID-19 test results

We know many of you plan to be away from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign community during Winter Break. Because of this, there is a chance that you may test positive for COVID-19 at an off-campus location. If this happens, we request that you submit your positive off-campus COVID-19 test result through the MyMcKinley Portal. For more about this process, please read the December 7, 2020 Massmail message.

Spaces to Study or Take an Exam

If you must be on campus after Fall Break, the university is providing spaces for students who need a location to participate in an online class or to study. The locations listed in this November 17, 2020 Massmail message will be available from Nov. 30 to Dec. 18. Please see this website for full details about what days and times they will be available.

Coursera Teaching Center Resources

The Coursera Teaching Center provides free resources, not only from Coursera but from 200+ universities and companies, to assist in your online teaching journey. The Teaching Center offers transformational teaching resources that have been created by staff from the University of Illinois. Check out the multitude of resources at https://www.coursera.org/teaching-center/.

Thanksgiving and Fall Break Policies

We are entering another extremely dangerous period as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are rising extraordinarily rapidly in our community and state. Cases are also increasing rapidly on our campus. It is extremely important that you read this entire November 6, 2020 Massmail message and follow the updated guidelines.

The Art Of Teaching: Lunchtime Seminar Series

The Art of Teaching Lunchtime Series will feature CITL Faculty Fellows and others discussing practices and experiences that highlight the art (and science) of good teaching now and in the future. The Series will take place on the first Thursdays of the month, beginning Nov 5, and continue through May. For more information visit https://citl.illinois.edu/citl-101/teaching-learning/conferences-workshops/the-art-of-teaching.

Halloween Weekend and COVID-19 Update

From Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dr. Danita M. B. Young:

I’m writing to remind you to continue to make choices that maximize the safety of our entire community this Halloween weekend. I encourage you to only participate and celebrate in ways that are safe and in compliance with university and CUPHD guidance. Read more on the October 27, 2020 Massmail message.

Important Fall Break and Spring 2021 guidance

We are so proud of student leadership in curbing the spread of the disease here in our community, and we ask that you follow the protocols listed below to help us continue providing some level of on-campus experience during the pandemic. Read these important instructions on the October 20, 2020 Massmail.