The University of Iowa

Opting out of ICON Direct

In compliance with federal regulations, students enrolled in ICON Direct courses may choose to opt out of the inclusive access program for any class using eText titles. The opt out tool is available in the ICON Dashboard and MyUI. Before opting out, consider these potential consequences:

  • Faculty are not responsible for providing you with alternate materials.
  • You will lose access to all the features and benefits of the eText.
  • You will lose any other eText content such as highlights, annotations, or study tips.
  • You will be responsible for legally obtaining alternate versions of all required course materials.
  • You risk falling behind in your course.

If you are enrolled in a course using ICON Direct, you can find a link to the Unizin Student Choice opt out tool in your ICON Dashboard in the Student Tools menu.

Opt Out Tool located in ICON Student Tools Menu
  1. Log into the Student Choice Tool using your HawkID credentials.
  2. Review your courses for a term.  You can select an academic term using the drop down menu on the right side of the window.
    Content with no checkbox and a cost of "Paid" indicates a purchase previously made and no charge is going to be placed for the course materials.

    Screenshot of two courses and course materials in ICON Direct Student Choice platform. One has no checkbox and the word Paid. Another has a checkbox and the cost of staying in the program.
  3. If you do not want to participate in ICON Direct, uncheck the items you are declining, and report the reason for your decision. You may opt out of single items if multiple are ordered for your course.
  4. If you make a change to your digital course materials, you will need to review the policy terms and conditions. If you agree to the terms, place a check next to “I have read and understand the policy."
  5. Scoll down, click Save to apply the changes.

You will receive an email notification confirming your choice. The email notifications will contain a link to return to Order Tool if you wish to change your choice while the student choice period is open.

Further information about the Unizin Student Choice tool is available at the Unizin Knowledge Base site.

You will not be able to opt in or opt out of ICON Direct resources after a course's last day for "Tuition & Fee Adjustment" deadline. Visit the Registrar's Course Deadline site for more information about when this date occurs.

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