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: 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, Phone: 563-425-5270


Online, Center, and Distance Learners:

Online, Center and Distance Learners have two options for tutoring: NetTutor and Zoom tutoring.


NetTutor is a free online tutoring service integrated directly into the UIU LMS, so students have single sign-on access. NetTutor tutors are subject matter experts with previous teaching or tutoring experience. They are full-time tutors, and all have at least a bachelor’s degree; most also have post-graduate degrees. A full list of course offerings and their schedules can be found on the NetTutor website.

NetTutor is available 24/7.

To get to the NetTutor access:

  1. Sign in to uiuLearn
  2. Click “Student Resources”
  3. Select NetTutor
  4. Click on the course that you would like assistance with
  5. Follow the prompts

Zoom Tutoring:

Zoom allows our tutors to meet with students at a distance through their video chat meeting platform.

During Sessions 1-4, UIU tutors located on the Fayette campus are available to provide tutoring to students at a distance in addition to face to face tutoring on the Fayette campus. Check the tutor schedule and find a tutor whose availability and credentials match the course you would like help with.

During Sessions 5 and 6, Markus Hawes, the Tutor Center Manager is the only tutor available at the Fayette Campus. Markus is able to help with all mathematics courses and math related questions.

Zoom tutoring is available by appointment only and depends the availability of our tutors. For the most immediate assistance, check the tutor schedule for someone who tutors the course and their schedule before making an appointment. Make a Zoom tutoring appointment.  After an appointment is made, someone will contact you with a Zoom meeting invitation.  Please give at least a 24 hour notice for all Zoom tutor meetings, when possible. We will attempt to make an appointment with less notice, but we cannot guarantee it. 

If you would like to set up an appointment outside of our regular hours, or have any questions or concerns, contact Markus Hawes, the Tutor Center Manager at or 563-425-5853 for more information.

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. 

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