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Teaching Resources

DIY Tools and Guides

Just in time tips for the instructor on the go. Review our practical resources and tools to help you make the most of your online teaching and learning experience.

New to Teaching at Iowa?

Find information and tips to get you started if you are new to the University of Iowa.

Getting Started

How Do I Set Up ICON for a New Semester?

Tutorial and checklist for setting up your ICON site for a new semester.

Set up your ICON course

What Can I Do to Improve my Online Course Site?

Best practices and tips to enhance your ICON course navigation, structure and layout.

Structure your ICON Course

More Guides and Resources

Helpful guides and online resources for effective online teaching.

Using Zoom

Tools and tutorials for using Zoom for online class meetings and more.

Using Zoom in your Online course

UICapture (Panopto) Tutorials

Quick links to UICapture (Panopto) tutorials for creating and sharing videos with students.

Learn to Use UICapture

Canvas Community

Canvas is the learning management system (LMS) that powers ICON. Visit Canvas Community to search the Canvas Guides, read about the latest updates, engage in the community groups and more.

Go to Canvas Community

Copyrighted Materials Guide

Best practices and tips for using copyrighted materials in online courses.

Copyright best practice guide (PDF)

IT Accessibility Resources and Training

Do you have questions about accessibility in your online course? ITS provides accessibility resources for Iowa faculty and instructors.

Accessibility Resources

Teaching Online Preparation (TOP)

Find resources and tips helpful for online instructors at any level.

Learn More About TOP