Technical Support
​Canvas Support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to answer questions about the Canvas learning environment and technical issues affecting your online courses.

College Help Desks
Each college has its own help desk to assist you with technical issues with your campus portal to Canvas as well as your campus email account.
Eastern Iowa

Iowa Lakes
800-242-5106 ext. 8383


Northwest Iowa
Sarah Fykstra
800-352-4907 ext. 266 or ext. 141

Doug Greene

Western Iowa Tech
712-274-8733 ext. 1461 
Individuals and Departments to Contact for Help
Your instructor is there to answer any questions that you have about your course, the course material, textbook and related software/website issues, your grades, missed assignments and other issues affecting your performance in the course.  Contact information for your instructor should be provided within your course; you can also use the Email tool within your course to contact your instructor.

The Dean or Director of Distance Learning at your college is available to work through any issues or concerns that you have with an online instructor or online course.

The Student Services staff members at your college are there to help you in many different ways: 
  • Academic advisors and registration personnel:  answer questions about your major, program or degree and transcript and assist you with enrollment in online courses
  • The Business Office staff:  cost and payment information
  • Financial Aid staff:  determine your eligibility for different types of student aid
  • Bookstore staff:  get you the right textbook and course materials for your online classes
  • Library staff:  assist with online searches and point you toward valuable resources 
  • Tutoring Center staff:  provide you with additional academic assistance
  • Disability Services staff:  help develop an Academic Accommodations Plan 
  • Testing Center staff:  schedule proctored exams, if needed 
ICCOC Student Services Manager
Tracy Sleep is the ICCOC Student Services Manager and may be be reached at 319-759-0497 or
She can help you with the following:
  • Answer general questions about the ICCOC
  • Confirm enrollments
  • Provide login information and assistance
  • Check course offerings
  • Direct you to individuals and departments at your college that can best serve your needs 
Still have questions? 
Smarthinking:  If you have issues accessing Smarthinking Online Tutoring  through the link within your course, contact the ICCOC Student Services Manager.   After accessing Smarthinking Online Tutoring through your course, you may contact Smarthinking's customer service via the Customer Service tab on the home page or directly at
Library:  Assistance with Library Services (available through your online course) is provided by the Library staff members at your college.
Concerns About Your Instructor
The ICCOC's process for handling sudents' concerns about instructors are as follows: 
  1. Communicate with your instructor to try and resolve the issue.
  2. If you are not satisfied with the instructor's decision or response, contact the  Dean or Director of  Distance Learning  at your home college to express your concern.
  3. The Dean or Director of Distance Learning at your home college will contact the instructor or the instructor's Dean or Director of Distance Learning.