Canvas is a learning management system (LMS) that supports the base functions of ICON (Iowa Courses Online) at the University of Iowa.

The adoption of Canvas will begin in summer 2016.

Canvas Adoption Timeline

Stage 1

Canvas has been piloted by the University of Iowa and ICON staff for three semesters beginning summer 2015.  Visit for more information about the Canvas pilot.  

stage 1

Stage 2

The University has made the decision to move to Canvas, and each college will move as a whole. Once a college has decided to move, the ICON Team will switch that college's enrollments from D2L to Canvas.

Stage 3

Once all colleges have adopted Canvas, courses from D2L will be archived. This archive system is still being designed, and will be in place by December 2017.  

Stage 4

After the spring 2017 semester, ICON will only have Canvas available. 

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October 4, 2016