The University of Iowa

Make sure you use your official uiowa email for communicating with your instructors and not a gmail or other account, wherever possible.

Always check your syllabus and communicate with your instructor, but here are common ways you may submit assignments: 

  • Essay assignments are usually submitted to a designated assignment folder in ICON.  
  • Quizzes: you may be required to take a timed online quiz or exam within a specific testing window. Online quizzes may include a variety of question types such as multiple choice, true or false, essay, fill-in-the-blank. When taking an online quiz, be sure to allow sufficient time to complete the quiz before the testing window ends - any open quiz will be submitted automatically at the cutoff time. 
  • Discussion Forums 
  • Presentations may be done either by submitting your presentation into an Assignment folder or by participating in a Zoom session online with the rest of your class
  • Depending on the specific course requirements, you may complete exams online using ICON Quizzes or file submission. If proctoring is required for exams, you may be required to connect to an online proctoring session and will need to use a webcam and microphone.