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.
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. 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/
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