The use of satellite, microwave, phonelines and television broadcasting to transmit video and audio to and from other locations in Idaho, allows ISU, through two video classrooms to offer some 70 hours a week of live interactive college classes. These are printed in the class schedule. Direct visual and verbal interaction between students in classrooms miles apart holds tremendous instructional potential and reflects ISU's commitment to provide high quality educational programs statewide. Idaho State University also coordinates reception of teleconferences via satellite on a daily basis for faculty, staff, a local public school district, and the entire Eastern Idaho community, as well as audio only conferences.
ISU has originated several nationwide teleconferences on health related topics. ISU also uses traditional videotape to deliver a pharmacy curriculum nationwide. Additionally the University is taking advantage of Pocatello's commercial cable system to program an educational access channel, in cooperation with the local school district.