The University of Iowa


  • ICON is the Learning Management System used for all courses at the university. In addition to common uses such as file sharing and assignment submission, online classes may also use ICON to deliver course content, like instructional videos, readings, and external media, and to conduct course activities, such as discussions and peer reviews. You should become familiar with your ICON course site and know where to find course content, files, and assignments. You can find many helpful how-to guides in the Canvas Student Guide


  • UICapture is the tool used at the university for lecture capture and streaming. If your instructor records lectures for your course, you will likely find the links to recorded videos in your ICON course site. Students can also use UICapture to record class presentations.  


  • Some courses require students to participate in online class meetings using Zoom. You may need a webcam and headset with microphone to participate in online meetings. For the best experience, find a quiet location with reliable internet connection and privacy to participate in online meetings.