Student Life

ANGEL / ICCOC / Canvas Online Courses


NIACC has multiple delivery methods for online courses including ANGEL, ICCOC, Canvas, MyMath Lab and some text book publisher web sites.

ANGEL Learning Management System

NIACC uses the ANGEL Learning Management System for most (but not all) online courses taught by NIACC instructors. It is also used for many face-to-face courses.

NIACC online courses have a section number starting with a ‘W’ such as BIO-102-W001. Most (but not all) use ANGEL.

Spring semester 2016 will be the last semester that ANGEL is use by NIACC. All online and hybrid courses will be using Canvas starting in May of 2016.

Iowa Community College Consortium (ICCOC)

NIACC is also a member of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC), a group of seven colleges that partner to offer online courses. Instructors teaching ICCOC online courses will be at one of the other partner colleges. You will register for the courses at NIACC and they are considered to be NIACC courses.

ICCOC online courses have a section number starting with a ‘C’ such as BIO-102-C001.


Canvas is a new online learning management system that NIACC will be using starting in May of 2016. There a few ‘pilot’ courses that will be using Canvas Spring semester, but most students will not have access until the full implementation starts for May, June and Fall semester classes.

Access to Online courses

To access ANGEL, ICCOC or Canvas online courses, login to MyNIACC , then click ANGEL, ICCOC or Canvas in the upper right corner. If you are not registered for a course using ANGEL, ICCOC or Canvas courses you will not be able to access those course sites. Please contact your instructor for additional information before starting any coursework.

Resources for ANGEL

ANGEL 8 Student Quick Start Tutorial
View your grades in ANGEL
SMARTHINKING – Online Tutoring Student Handbook
Online Courses
Logon Instructions
HELP Desk – If you have technical questions or can’t log in to ANGEL, or email.
Log in to MyNIACC and then click on ANGEL in the upper right corner.
ICCOC Help Desk – If you have technical questions while you are in an ICCOC course.