ICON

Most online courses are administered through a learning management system called ICON (Iowa Courses Online). When you log into ICON with your HawkID and password you will find a link for each course in which you are enrolled.

ICON course sites can be activated as early as two weeks prior to the start of the semester, although some course sites might not open until the first day of the semester. Click on the course link, locate the syllabus, and get to work!

If you are unable to locate the ICON site for your online course, you can email the instructor, the department offering the course, or DCE Course Administration (dce-admin-support@uiowa.edu) for assistance. Enter your full course number in MyUI Course Browse or click on the hyperlinked course number in your MyUI Course Schedule to locate instructor and department contact information.

Email

Email is the official mode of communication for the University of Iowa. You will need to set up a University of Iowa email account, which you can access from any web browser via Office365. Office365 will also provide you with access to the Microsoft Office Suite of software (ie-Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).

To set up your email, log into MyUI with your HawkID and password. Click on “Student Information” in the gold bar at the top of the page. Locate the section called “My UIOWA” and then click on “My Email.” Finally, click on “Request Email Account” and follow the instructions on that page to set up your account. If you have questions about your University email account, please contact ITS at: its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu or 319-384-4357.

Registration Confirmation Email

Approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester you will receive a registration confirmation email at your University of Iowa email account for each Distance and Online Education course in which you are enrolled. The confirmation email will include your course start date as well as information regarding tuition assessment and registration changes.

Textbooks

Course textbook information is available in the course description on MyUI and in the course syllabus on ICON. Please contact your course instructor if you are unable to locate textbook information for your course or if you have questions about the required textbooks.

Exams

Examination information will be provided on your ICON course home page or in your course syllabus. Distance and Online Education instructors may administer exams themselves, have non-proctored exams, or use Exam Services to oversee proctored exams.

If you cannot find exam information in your syllabus or on your ICON course home page, please contact your instructor or dce-exams@uiowa.edu, 319.384.4800 for assistance.