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.
    My Digital Course Materials - use the drop down menu on the right side of the window to select an academic term.
  3. If you do not want to participate in ICON Direct, uncheck the items you are declining, and report the reason for your decision. 
    uncheck the items you are declining, and report the reason for your decision
  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.
    Policy details for opting out

Important: 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. If you don’t receive an email the opt-out was not successful and you should resubmit it or contact the Help Desk at

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

If you have questions regarding ICON Direct, email the ITS Help Desk:

Support for ICON Direct