As the University of Iowa moves most classes to a virtual format, there are a variety of resources to help teaching assistants navigate this process. Learn more about the University's news on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The Grad Success team hosted a series of webinars about transitioning to online teaching. Check out each video below or accessed them through our UI Capture site.

ICON Resources

You can create groups in ICON for student to do group projects, assignments, or discussions.

Group sets house the different groups in a course so that you can have different groupings of students for different parts of the course.

Group discussions boards can be more effective that whole class discussions and students tend to feel more ownership over them.

Modules can help keep content, assignments, discussions, and more organized in your ICON course

UI Technology Resources

Instructional technology tools help support and enhance teaching and learning at the UI. OTLT provides best practices and resources for how to implement tech tools into a course. Learn more about upcoming webinars and training.

Use UI Capture to record your screen, make video lectures, or post recorded Zoom meetings.  

Access university Wi-Fi from your car in parking lots at different locations

UI Student Support Resources

Zoom Resources

Learn the basics of the Zoom web conference software available through the University of Iowa

Brief (10 min) overview of how to use Zoom from UI Professor Beth Livingston

Overview of the process of joining a meeting (can be a good resource to share with students)

Share a PowerPoint or software application to allow your students to see what’s on your screen

Use polls to take the temperature of the room and get check for student understanding

Use whiteboards like you do in the classroom – work problems, brainstorm, and collaborate

Use the waiting room for Zoom office hours to help manage students


Learn more about Temporary Alternative Learning Arrangements 

COVID-19 Update

University Libraries

Learn more about remote access to library resources

UI Library Alerts

Mental Health Resources

Explore your mental health service options at UI

Mental Health at Iowa

Report a Concern

Report a concern, complaint, or issue to the University

Report an Issue