What is eISU?
eISU provides students with distance education 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)
The following table provides definitional parameters for the types of web-based courses offered at ISU.
|Moodle section automatically generated||Web Enhanced - Online course activity complements class sessions without reducing the number of required class meetings. Internet access is required to complete course requirements.|
|Moodle section automatically generated||Blended - Reduced Seat Time - formally scheduled with less than normal seat time and open day(s) can be scheduled for other classes. Internet access is required to complete course requirements.|
|Moodle section automatically generated and eISU fee applied automatically||Web Conference - No Physical Space Required, does have set day and time for live online web conference class. Internet access is required to complete course requirements.|
|Moodle section automatically generated and eISU fee applied automatically||Online course, but up to 5 meetings allowed for testing, training, orientation, or other. Internet access is required to complete course requirements.|
|Moodle section automatically generated and eISU fee applied automatically||Fully Online - No set meeting time or place required. Internet access is required to complete course requirements.|
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.