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Student Academic Resources

Upper Iowa University has the following academic resources available to Online and Self-Paced students.They were designed with the students' success in mind, and we hope you make use of all the resources we offer our students.

Academic Success: Helpful Resources
Explore the variety of helpful resources provided to you, as a student, to help with academic success.

Disability Services: Resources for Students
The purpose of UIU Disability Services is to provide support to students, faculty, and staff through our informative online resources and disabilities service personnel in compliance with ADAAA guidelines. A student seeking accommodations should contact the Director of Disability Services (DDS) as early in the term as possible.

Library Resources
As a student of Upper Iowa University, library resources (online journal databases, e-books, newspaper access, citation help, etc.) are available.  If travel to the campus is not feasible, you can access the library through the University’s website. Go to: www.uiu.edu/library. To use any of the materials listed on the site, you can log in using your myUIU username and password. If you need assistance locating information or using the library’s resources, please contact the library at library@uiu.edu, Phone: 563-425-5270

Read&Write Gold
Read&Write literacy software solutions help struggling readers and writers, students with learning disabilities, and English Language Learners access to the support tools they need at school, work, or home. Read&Write ensures every learner has the tools necessary to reach their potential, build confidence and independence, and succeed. The Read & Write Gold literacy software is available to all UIU students. Once you get to this page, you'll need to login to myUIU. Follow the appropriate instructions to download Read and Write Gold to your PC or MAC. 

Smarthinking
Tutoring services at Smarthinking.com include online tutoring services and a writing feedback service. Tutors are professionals with advanced degrees in their fields, and tutoring in a variety of subjects is available. UIU students may click on the Online Tutoring sidebar under the Student tab in myUIU to gain free access to the service at www.smarthinking.com.

Writing Resources
Need help with writing? Explore the variety of topics provided for students to help with your writing needs.

Student Technical Resources

Online courses are universally conducted within a Learning Management System, or LMS, and our courses are supported by Brightspace by D2L. Your online classroom is a vibrant multimedia environment that offers a number of supporting technologies. Additional resources related to the UIU Online Classroom are available.

Other Student Resources

Counseling and Wellness Services

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