The University of Iowa

IMPORTANT: You will receive an email notification upon successful completion of your opt-out selection. Please retain this email. If you do not receive this email, you have not opted out. Please contact the ITS Help Desk if you have any questions.

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 ICON Direct Opt Out in your ICON Dashboard in the Student Tools menu.

Opt Out Tool located in ICON Student Tools Menu

The process for opting out of content may vary. Some items will have a button that links to a page to complete your selection. Others will have a toggle switch for immediate selection on this screen.

Screenshot of the ICON Direct Opt Out page showing three different statuses

For the items with the "Select Choice" button, read below for further instructions about the Unizin Student Choice process:

  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.
    Screenshot of opt-out process with active save button

Below are the instructions for the toggle switch:

  1. Each click of the toggle switch changes your status of receiving course content. Opted in means you will receive the specific item and will be charged, and opted out means you will not receive it and will not be charged.

ICON Direct Opt Out toggle switch showing two different statuses

 

Important: You will receive an email notification upon successful completion of your opt-out selection. Keep this email for your records.

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 its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu.

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: its-helpdesk@uiowa.edu.

 

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