ICON Student Dashboard Features

The Dashboard is the first thing you see when you log in to ICON.

screenshot of student dashboard

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.
Click here for more information about Clicker Registration.
screenshot of top menu bar on dashboard

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.
My Home links to your homepage within ICON.
screenshot of gold menu bar on dashboard

My Courses:
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.
screenshot of student my courses on dashboard

Ongoing Courses:
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.

screenshot of ongoing courses

Course Updates:
Displays course updates such as the number of unread content topics, open quizzes, or number of unread discussion messages.
screenshot of course updates on dashboard

Inactive Courses:
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.
screenshot of inactive courses on dashboard

User Context Menu:
ICON Home: Links to Dashboard landing page.
My Home: Same as the link in the gold menu bar, My Home directs you to your homepage within ICON.
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.
screenshot of user context menu on dashboard

Semester:
This dropdown menu allows you to change which semester session is currently selected.
screenshot of semester dropdown menu on dashboard

ICON News:
Varying news items from ITS and the University will be displayed here along with a short description.
screenshot of ICON news on dashboard

Feedback:
This will open a dialog window where you can submit feedback.
screenshot of feedback area on dashboard