The University of Iowa

The ICON / Office 365 integration allows instructors and students to use, create, share, and collaborate on files from Office 365 within ICON.


The Office 365 integration appears in several areas in ICON such as Assignments, Collaborations, and Modules. There is also an integration with the Rich Content Editor that opens up even more areas for connecting a course to a user’s OneDrive for Business, such as in Announcements, Discussions, and Quizzes.  

When using the ICON / Office 365 integration, users will log in with their hawkID and password to allow Office 365 to connect their information to ICON.

NOTE: If a user is not able to view a file, check the document viewing permissions in Office 365 to ensure that user has the permission to view that document.

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Using Google Docs vs. Office 365 for a Collaboration.

Scenario Google Docs Office 365
Create a Collaboration link to a document, spreadsheet, or presentation   X
Create a Collaboration link to a document X X
Supported by ITS   X
Collaborative editing of a word document X X


HawkID accounts, HealthcareID accounts, and the ICON / Office 365 integration

Users who have a healthcareID will receive email notifications about shared files from Canvas, but will not receive email notifications from OneDrive for Business about changes to shared files.


  ICON / Office 365 integration OneDrive for Business

Email notifications

from Canvas

Email notifications

from OneDrive for Business

Email notifications

from OneDrive for Business

HawkID user's HawkID X X X
Healthcare user's HawkID X    
Healthcare user's HealthcareID     X


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