Explore Online

The UI Online Learning Experience

Are you new to online? Or is navigating an online course a familiar experience for you? Wherever you may be, these pages will assist you in exploring the online experience at the University of Iowa.

Are you Ready for Online?

Becoming a successful online learner takes preparation, practice and diligence. Learn how to get the most out of your online learning experience.

Understand Course Formats

The University of Iowa offers a variety of delivery modes for our online classes.  You can search for courses by delivery mode in MyUI.

Sample Online Course

What is a module? How do I find the course syllabus? What is my instructor's name? How is the course set up? Get to know your online course. 

Technical Assistance and Support

Distance and Online Education provides full course design and development services or targeted assistance and support. Need Assistance? Complete the support form.

Start Your Course

Learn about the  components of an online course before you begin. Find more information about your Iowa email account, textbooks, ICON learning management system, and course exams. 

Exams in Online Courses

Your online course may include in-person exams or virtual proctoring. Our Exam Services Team  provides proctoring and exam scheduling information for University of Iowa faculty and students. Non-UI students can see if their exam is supported. 

You can email your assigned advisor or self-schedule phone, Skype, or in-person appointments. Check out the advising tab to explore BAS/BLS advising, registration, and more.

The Distance and Online Education website includes a programs search tool to explore other online University of Iowa programs of study—undergraduate, graduate, and certificates.