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, type your email address in the center of the page and click Get Started. Follow the prompts to set up your course or group.

Enrolling Students

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:

Guides and Resources

Campuswire Demo:

Getting Started: 

Privacy Policy: 

Campuswire and Piazza comparison: 

Campuswire and Slack comparison:

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


Classes with students who have a registered disability through DRES, specifically students with visual or motor impairment, should not use this tool at all due to the risk of disparity amongst class members. 

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Keywords:discussion chat DM messaging   Doc ID:104844
Owner:Dan H.Group:University of Illinois Technology Services
Created:2020-08-11 10:25 CDTUpdated:2020-08-28 09:47 CDT
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