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Web Services

About Web Services

Web Services offers a variety of tools to help Illinois faculty members, staff and students with online and electronic communications. Our growing suite of communications applications, Webtools, covers a range of services including blogs, calendars, directories, massmail, forms and surveys, short URLs and emailing services.


Webtools is a free application suite provided by Web Services. Our applications are designed and developed to meet the needs of the university community. These valuable online resources provide in-house communications solutions to faculty, staff, and students on all campuses.

Tools – Blogs, Calendars, Campus Map, Email+, EWeek, File Manager, Forms, Group Manager, List Builder, Mass Mail, Short URL, Skin Designer, Surveys, Training

Have a question or need  help with Webtools? Call 217-265-9073 or fill out this form to contact the Web Services team.


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By the Numbers

  • 66 million

    Emails Delivered

  • 6 million

    Massmails Sent

  • 506,246

    Forms Submitted

  • 25,827

    Calendar Events Posted

  • 82,474

    Surveys Completed

  • 5,401

    Blog Posts

  • 1,974,362

    Blog Page Views

  • 20,650

    Short URLs

  • 9 million

    Short URLs Clicked

  • 2,012

    Eweek Announcements

  • 1,068,585

    Directory Views

  • 736

    Departments Served Across the University