The University of Iowa

Are you interested in discussing academic technology? Consider joining an instructional technology interest group.

These sessions are a great way to connect and learn how others are using technology in their courses. Meetings are facilitated by the Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Academic Technologies team.

Teaching with ICON Group

Used by instructors to create, edit, and deliver online learning resources, ICON is an important communication and engagement tool in online and face-to-face courses. ICON users at all levels are welcome to attend.

Join the ICON group: 

Questions? Email Nicole Villanueva, instructional technology consultant.

Top Hat Group

Use Top Hat, a student response system, to increase interaction, facilitate discussions, guide lectures, encourage peer instruction, receive immediate student feedback, and run class polls. This group is designed for anyone using or considering using Top Hat.

Join the Top Hat group: 

Questions? Email Holly Soboroff, instructional technology consultant.

Support Community for Instructional Technology (SCIT)

SCIT meets to provide a venue for anyone who works with instructional technology at Iowa to connect with one another on best practices, emerging trends, and new instructional technology, including UICapture, digital media, and other technologies used for instruction. Anyone using or supporting instructional technology is welcome to join this group. 

Join SCIT: 

  • 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Third Thursday of the month
  • Virtual session 

Questions? Email Vicky Maloy, assistant director of Academic Technologies. 

Other Communities 

Interested in additional communities for instructors? The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Technology Center for Teaching facilitates faculty learning communities and communities of practice.