Expanding the Online Student Experience
iCourse fees help build an online learning experience that is equal to a world-class Urizona classroom. Your instructors have access to resources dedicated specifically to creating quality online learning experiences. These fees also fund customized student services related to online courses such as instructional technology tools, tech support, and video production services.
Most importantly, this fee funds people. We are able to staff teams who are dedicated to supporting these technologies, producing videos, and bringing course design to life.
As holders of the iCourse fee, we want to make sure that students are getting the full benefit of this cost by incorporating their voices into the decision-making processes. Our Student Advisory board helps advise administrators on the allocation of funds, while our staff provides workshops, professional development, and state-of-the-art technology to students.
This page provides information about how the iCourse fee is spent and where students can access resources funded by the fee. For more general information about the iCourse fee, make sure to check out our iCourse Fee FAQ below.
Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board for the iCourse Fee is composed of undergraduate and graduate representatives from a cross-section of the student population who advise administrators and staff regarding the use of funds associated with this fee. We welcome students to apply to be part of the Board.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Adobe Creative Cloud cultivates a campus-wide culture of creativity that embraces digital literacy and the creative process both inside and outside of the classroom. In addition to offering Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Stock to current students, faculty and staff at no cost, we are committed to integrating creative and digital literacy skills into all aspects of the Wildcat experience.
Instructional technologies allow instructors to create engaging and creative environments that enhance student learning and take advantage of the unique opportunities of the online classroom.
Instructional Design: Before and After
Instructional Designers assist faculty to organize the course, improve visual appearance and navigation, and ensure students are able to successfully master the course content.
We keep our eyes on emerging educational technologies to find the best tools to meet our instructional needs. Part of identifying what could work the best for our unique situations involves testing the technologies in small pilots within our classes, gathering feedback and data, and making informed decisions about adoption based on what we find.
iCourse Fee FAQs
An iCourse fee is a special course fee that covers the cost of technology, academic and student services related to online instruction. The iCourse fee also funds positions that support student success in online learning. The iCourse fee is $50 and covers the cost of courses taught online in traditional, on-campus degree programs. Like a lab or special course fee, the iCourse fee is assessed based on enrollment in specific classes and billed with tuition. In order to represent the change to students, and bill correctly, these classes are now labeled as iCourses.
An iCourse is any class that is taught fully online for students enrolled in traditional, on-campus degree programs. Starting with Spring 2015, the schedule of classes has been updated to refer to all of these courses as iCourses.
In the Class Details section of each course, the campus and location will now say “iCourse,” as shown.
The Student Advisory Board for the iCourse Fee is composed of undergraduate and graduate representatives from a cross-section of the student population, and will advise administrators and other staff regarding the use of funds associated with this fee. You can find full information here.
iCourses are available to main campus students, while taught online, can be used in combination with other main campus courses. Arizona Online is a fully online college that offers degree programs entirely online and are not considered main campus courses.