University of Iowa

The Dashboard is the first thing you see when you log in to ICON.

Features

 

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Top menu bar:

My Courses: A list of courses you are enrolled in.
Quick Links: By default, links to the Wiki, Office365, ITS Help Desk, and MyUI. You can add your own quick links under “My Links”.
Student Tools: Access course evaluations and other student tools.

  

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Gold menu bar:

Instructors has the number of course sites for the current semester that you’re enrolled in as an instructor role (instructor-designer or TA role) and will display a list of those sites.
Students has the number of course sites for the current semester that you’re enrolled in as an student or guest student role and will display a list of those sites.
Canvas Home links to your Canvas homepage within ICON.

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My Courses:

List of all active course sites that exist for courses you’re enrolled in for the selected semester. Course sites that are in the “ongoing” session will also appear here. For each course, you will see a link to the main ICON site, and if there is an associated Wiki site, it will be linked as well.

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Ongoing Courses

Courses that you are enrolled in but that are not tied to a specific semester will show up in this list. For each course, you will see a link to the main ICON site, and if there is an associated Wiki site, it will be linked as well.

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Course Updates:

Displays course updates such as the number of unread content topics, open quizzes, or number of unread discussion messages.

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Inactive Courses:

Any course sites that your instructor(s) have not yet activated or have chosen not to use will appear here. Whether or not a course site is active and accessible to students is entirely up to each instructor.

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User Context Menu:

ICON Home: Links to Dashboard landing page.
Help and Support: Link to ICON Help Documentation (icon.uiowa.edu/help)
Settings: Access “Notifications,” “Preferences,” “Profile,” “Quick Links,” or “Clicker Registration.”
Logout: Log out of ICON and the Dashboard.

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Semester:

This dropdown menu allows you to change which semester session is currently selected.

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ICON News:

Varying news items from ITS and the University will be displayed here along with a short description.

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