The CS Department formerly provided a Jabber-based (XMPP) instant messaging service. It has been exciting to see our service grow to other departments, and now to the entire campus. Starting Fall of 2009, we are no longer running our own.
You can find information about the new campus-level service, "Illinois Chat" at the following URL:
There you can find information about:
- Supported clients
- Service features
- Documentation for setting it up
The new service supports chat rooms for classes, but in a more open fashion. Look over the documentation available for Illinois Chat linked above for more information about how to set up chat rooms.