The University of Iowa

Tools Commonly Used by Instructors

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Create, host, and edit online learning resources using Iowa's learning management system. 

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ICON Direct

An eText platform allowing students to buy digital textbooks and course materials. 

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UICapture (Panopto)

UICapture (Panopto), is a digital media platform that can record audio, video, and on-screen content for later playback.  Videos can be restricted behind a hawkID login, or shared widely.  

Top Hat

Top Hat allows students to enter responses via their cell phones, laptops, or tablets through an app or web browser. Instructors create questions, discussions and interactive elements that can be mixed in with their class presentations.  

Need Help With Your Technology Tools?

Technical Support & Troubleshooting

If your technology tool is not working correctly, the ITS Help Desk will connect you with the proper instructional technology consultant. 


Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITAs) can help you successfully integrate learning technology into your course.

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Workshops & Trainings

OTLT provides workshops and trainings for instructors and staff to gain a better understanding of the technology tools they might use in their courses.