Campuswire, Course Communication Tool
Campuswire is a FERPA compliant discussion board and communication tool for courses. It is an alternative to Piazza and is now available via a contract with Illinois. Professors can use Campuswire to consolidate communication to replace forums, chat apps, and student response systems.
Getting Started as an Instructor
Navigate to Campuswire.com, type your @illinois.edu email address in the center of the page and click Get Started. Follow the prompts to set up your course or group.
Roster sync or Single Sign On capabilities are not available at this time, this feature is on the vendor roadmap for Spring 2021. Instructors must "Invite" students, TAs, and other Instructors using their university email addresses.
See Help & Contact links at the bottom of this page: https://campuswire.com/
Guides and Resources
Campuswire Demo: https://www.loom.com/share/eeae3c81396043b886b569709a024000
Getting Started: https://www.loom.com/share/8bbb669573264ad5be332e0bd170eafc
Campuswire and Piazza comparison: https://medium.com/campuswire/campuswire-vs-piazza-a-breakdown-2e1cc185eea6
Campuswire and Slack comparison: https://medium.com/campuswire/campuswire-vs-slack-a-breakdown-df851d6210a7
Campuswire Standard and Pro
The campus does not recommend the use of Campuswire Pro at this time as there are existing tools that cover live meetings and gradebooks. If an instructor chooses to require Campuswire Pro for their class, the unit must cover the cost, it may not be passed on to students as an additional course fee or other cost. Students may not be charged for additional services, software or otherwise, without permission. All proposed course charges for students, direct or indirect, must go through the Course Fee approval process