The University of Iowa
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Create, host, and edit online learning resources using Iowa's learning management system. 

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ICON Direct

An eText platform allowing students to buy digital textbooks and course materials. 

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UI Capture (Panopto)

UICapture (Panopto), is a digital media platform that can record audio, video, and on-screen content for later playback. Videos can be restricted behind a hawkID login, or shared widely.  

Web Conferencing/Zoom

Host online meetings and video conferences, schedule webinars, share your screen, join from a computer or mobilel device, and much more. 


An easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all formats that you need to publish.

ACE Online Evaluations

An online evaluation system that collects student opinions about an instructor and provides a set of summary results.

Respondus Lockdown Browser

A custom browser that locks down the testing environment in ICON.

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Peer Review for Writing

A tool to augment the peer-review of writing enabling instructors to describe assignments and the process of peer review.

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Exam Scoring

Test scoring and analysis for objective, multiple-choice examinations.

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A web-based tool for collaboration and discussion.

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Check papers against external sources and identify sections of papers that may have been plagiarized.

Top Hat

Top Hat allows students to enter responses via their cell phones, laptops, or tablets through an app or web browser. Instructors create questions, discussions and interactive elements that can be mixed in with their class presentations.  

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Digital Streaming Media

With Kaltura, users can upload media (audio, video, images) and assign specific permissions to share items publicly or privately.

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UI Learn (Canvas Catalog)

UI Learn (Canvas Catalog) is an online course storefront, payment processing, and certificate generation platform designed for external users to sign up for non-academic courses. 

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Placement Exams

Refer to the New Students Placement Tests page for information on placement exams.

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A learning portfolio environment for students to document their course materials and reflect on their education goals.


A comprehensive tool for creating an "ecosystem of student success" in a variety of ways.

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A feedback and assessment tool that reduces the pain and time associated with grading exams, homework, and other assignments.