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What is eISU?


eISU provides students with courses taught online using various educational technologies. A wide array of courses are offered each semester allowing students greater flexibility in completing coursework while better managing the competing demands on their time.

eISU is supported by a $35 per credit hour fee on online courses. This is in addition to other course fees that may be required, such as professional program fees.

eISU Course Delivery

eISU courses are delivered as synchronous, asynchronous, or blended. Synchronous courses are offered during the scheduled time to allow real-time access to the course materials, instructor, and other students. Asynchronous courses offer anytime access to the course materials, instructor and other students with fewer time restrictions allowing flexibility in student’s schedule. Blended courses use both synchronous and asynchronous environments.

eISU courses are taught using the following web-based technologies:

  • Moodle ISU – Online course delivery (asynchronous)
  • Zoom – Web conferencing (synchronous)

eISU Courses

The following table provides definitional parameters for the types of courses offered at ISU.





  • No synchronous meeting time or place.
  • Internet access is required.
  • Moodle section automatically generated.
  • eISU fee applied automatically - except for courses with Professional fees.



  • Almost no synchronous class time required (up to 5 face-to-face meetings allowed and should be detailed in the class syllabi).
  • All course material and requirements are asynchronous.
  • Internet access is required.
  • Moodle section automatically generated.



  • No traditional classroom required.
  • Course will have set day and time (synchronous) requirement for real-time access to faculty instruction.
  • Internet access is required.
BL Blended
  • Less than customary classroom meeting time and meeting place requirement.
  • Reduced classroom seat-time (still same credit hour amount of work required)--formally scheduled with less than traditional classroom seat-time.
  • Internet access is required.




  • Class held at distance learning designated sites.

eISU Course Accreditation

Idaho State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, which is one of six regional organizations recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit postsecondary institutions within the United States. The NWCCU accreditation standards cover all courses and programs offered through Idaho State University. Please visit ISU’s accreditation website for additional information.