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Policies, Terms of Service, and other information related to Web Services in Public Affairs

About Us

Web Services has been honored to serve the University of Illinois community since 2004. The need for fast, functional, and understandable web-based tools has kept us busy since then. Web technology is complicated, but we feel there are some things that shouldn't be so hard. We provide simple, robust tools for conquering the web so that you can spend your time on the things that matter most to your team.


Webtools is a free application suite provided by Web Services in Public Affairs. Our applications are designed and developed to meet the needs of the University of Illinois community. These valuable online resources provide in-house communications solutions to faculty, staff, and students on all campuses. NOTE: Eweek, Massmail, the Directory/Profile Editor, Maps, and Emergency Web Alert are only available at the Urbana campus.

Contact us with with any questions or problems, or view our Help Blog.

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  • Directory Policy

    Public Affairs at Illinois provides directory information for faculty, staff, students, departments, and services at the Urbana-Champaign campus. Our goals are to make important contact information easily accessible, to protect privacy when necessary, and to give each member of the campus community as much control over his or her own data as possible.

  • About the Directory

    The Illinois Directory provides contact information for faculty, staff, students, departments, and services at the Urbana-Champaign campus.

  • Webtools Terms of Service

    Web Services in Public Affairs provides its applications and services subject to the Webtools Terms of Service, which may be updated from time to time without notice.

  • Webtools Policy

    Webtools policy statement, including information about access, use, and data storage.

  • Webtools Privacy

    Information about privacy and data collection as they relate to Webtools.

  • Targeted Email

    The purpose of the Targeted Email system is to provide timely electronic distribution of official information through administrative channels on campus. Dissemination of information via this service is limited to messages for "official University business."

  • Eweek Policy

  • About Massmail

    The Massmail tool provides a convenient web interface to submit and distribute email to large campus audiences. Any student or faculty or staff member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign can request to send Massmail. This service is provided free of charge by Public Affairs.

  • How to Use Massmail

    There are three main steps to sending a Massmail message: Submission, Approval, and Distribution. You create and submit a Massmail message. A designated approver reviews your submission. If your message is approved, distribution occurs at 6:00 am; a pre-scheduled time; or immediately (in special situations).

  • Massmail Frequently Asked Questions

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the University of Illinois Massmail system.