Student Dashboard Features
The Dashboard is the first thing you see when you log in to ICON.
Top menu bar:
My Courses: A list of courses you are enrolled in.
Quick Links: By default, links to the Wiki, Office365, ITS Help Desk, and MyUI. You can add your own quick links under “My Links”.
Student Tools: Access course evaluations and other student tools.
Gold menu bar:
Instructors has the number of course sites for the current semester that you’re enrolled in as an instructor role (instructor-designer or TA role) and will display a list of those sites.
Students has the number of course sites for the current semester that you’re enrolled in as an student or guest student role and will display a list of those sites.
D2L Home links to your D2L homepage within ICON.
Canvas Home links to your Canvas homepage within ICON.
List of all active course sites that exist for courses you’re enrolled in for the selected semester. Course sites that are in the “ongoing” session will also appear here. For each course, you will see a link to the main ICON site, and if there is an associated Wiki site, it will be linked as well.
You can view your ongoing courses on the Dashboard from any semester you currently have selected. Click on the bar underneath “My Courses” that says “Ongoing Courses” to display them. You can view four courses at a time and navigate page by page.
Displays course updates such as the number of unread content topics, open quizzes, or number of unread discussion messages.
Any course sites that your instructor(s) have not yet activated or have chosen not to use will appear here. Whether or not a course site is active and accessible to students is entirely up to each instructor.
User Context Menu:
ICON Home: Links to Dashboard landing page.
Help and Support: Link to ICON Help Documentation (icon.uiowa.edu/help)
Settings: Access “Notifications,” “Preferences,” “Profile,” “Quick Links,” or “Clicker Registration.”
Logout: Log out of ICON and the Dashboard.
This dropdown menu allows you to change which semester session is currently selected.
Varying news items from ITS and the University will be displayed here along with a short description.
This will open a dialog window where you can submit feedback.