What is this program going to cost us?
Currently there is no cost to the district.
Will there be additional demands on our IT department?
Only at the time of installation, to help provide a network connection. Voltstar, the vendor installing the equipment, will also provide remote support for the equipment for 3 years past the installation date.
What does the equipment set up look like?
See photos of the equipment in the Photo Gallery.
What if we don't have an empty room or space for the equipment?
The screens are on two mobile carts and can be moved to multiple locations. The screens also can be placed up against a wall when not in use. Rooms off a library or office have been utilized and a room that a teacher uses less frequently in the day have also been used.
Can community members and staff use the equipment and sign up for courses?
Yes, we strongly encourage staff, faculty, and community members to utilize the equipment based on availability and accessibility. Community ed programs and courses can be provided with the equipment.
Can the equipment only be used for ISU classes?
The equipment can be used for other educational purposes.
Can we offer classes to the community?
Yes! We encourage the use of the equipment and classes in your community.
How do we know what classes are going to be offered?
Courses avaialble to students are sent to the school counselors. Other distance learning ISU classes are available on our website.
Are we required to have a teacher/aide in the room with students?
ISU does not require an aide or teacher in the room.
Is there a student limit?
The number of 'seats' are limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. When all the seats are full, the class closes.
How much bandwidth is required?
The same bandwidth as a laptop or computer.
Is there any specific technology requirements?
An active and working network port is highly preferred. Hardwiring provides significantly better reception compared to wireless connections.
How can I help financially support INCLUDE?
Charitable gifts to support INCLUDE may be made by clicking the Give Now button on the homepage. For a more customized gift, including gifts of securities or other more complex forms of payment, please contact Sonia Gomez, Director of Development at (208)373-1989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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