Why ICON Direct?

Affordability. Flexibility. Accessibility.

Faculty members share why they chose to use ICON Direct, the University of Iowa’s initiative for ordering and delivering digital content, in their courses.

“With physical textbooks, there would sometimes be a two-week delay before...Read more

Instructional Tech Secrets in 10 Minutes

Searching for a new podcast? Check out EdTech Tips in 10 to hear instructors, staff, and students chat about how technology works for them at the University of Iowa.

The Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITAs) have recorded 12 episodes so far about...Read more

Center for Teaching Graduate Assistant Receives POD Grant

Congratulations to Mike Sebastian, a graduate assistant in the OTLT Center for Teaching, who recently received the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network’s Career Development Grant. The grant is sponsored by POD's Special Interest Group in Graduate, Professional &...Read more

Are You Ready? Kaltura to UICapture Migration

Don’t forget that on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, the University of Iowa will end its license with the media sharing platform Kaltura. To prepare for the migration, Kaltura My Media will be removed from ICON on Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2021. In addition, videos currently in Kaltura are being moved to...Read more

ICON Tricks and Treats

In anticipation of the spookiest time of year, the Student Instructional Technology Assistants (SITAs) in the Office of Teaching, Learning & Technology held a training session to bring to light some of the scary-helpful ICON tricks and treats that are too often left hidden in the shadows....Read more

Watch How One Instructor Uses Top Hat to Demonstrate Learning

In a presentation to the Academic Technology Advisory Council, Deb Trusty, lecturer and director of undergraduate studies in Classics, showcased how she used Top Hat as an engagement tool for Classical Mythology, a large-enrollment course.

Trusty explained how she posed...Read more

ICON Direct Experiences Continued Growth

ICON Direct continues its rapid growth, with a 13% increase in orders in fall 2021 over fall 2020. This semester, approximately 14,800 students have at least one ICON Direct digital material in their classes.

Part of the Affordable Content Initiative s, ICON Direct...Read more

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