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CMC Interactive Video System (IVS)
Live, real-time video bridges students and teachers across CMC campuses
Colorado Mountain College provides Interactive Video instruction at eight locations throughout the college district. Inaugurated in January 1996, the Interactive Video System (IVS) links students and teachers together as one class in rooms that are sometimes over 100 miles apart. The system not only allows students to take classes closer to home, it also gives them more choices toward fulfilling their degree. Classes which might have been canceled at one location due to low enrollment are now offered because students are registered from several sites. The IVS network also enables CMC to deliver more upper-level courses and degree requirements to widely dispersed students.
IVS has been used by other colleges and universities, such as Metro State and Western State, to bring baccalaureate and master's programs to the region.
Visit an IVS Class:
The courses are instructed by CMC faculty in actual classrooms just like any other college site-based course and are broadcast live over the college's video network. Each location has video cameras, sound systems, monitors, and support equipment. This allows the instructor to see and hear students at any location while allowing students at any location to see and hear the instructor in real-time. Students at a distance from the instructor can fully participate in the class as if all were in the same location. Additionally, everyone can see demonstrations, share documents, graphics, three-dimensional objects, and other instructional materials over the system.
How Do I Register for an IVS Course?