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Students are responsible for following ISI's policies and procedures provided below and throughout the ISI website.

Language Requirements
A good command of the English language is essential to complete ISI courses successfully. Students whose primary language is not English must read the course-sponsoring institution's language requirement policy. See Cooperating Institutions for contact information.

Internet Access Requirement
Internet access is required for ISI courses to access courses in Canvas and other course materials.

Computer Requirements
For technology requirements, refer to the syllabus. See Courses.

Academic Integrity
Independent Study in Idaho students are responsible for maintaining high academic standards and integrity as defined in the course-sponsoring institution's student affairs website.

Honesty is a fundamental value of learning and the educational process and promotes values and activities to instill high standards of academic integrity, civility, and citizenship. Acts of academic dishonesty, including cheating or plagiarism, are considered a serious transgression and may result in a grade of F for a course.

Confidentiality of Student Records
Student information is protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Independent Study in Idaho instructors and staff may release a student’s education and/or financial records by telephone or email to select individuals or organizations if that student files a Release of Information Form with the ISI office. Mail or fax this form to ISI.

This form can be downloaded from Forms. For more information about FERPA, access the Faculty-Staff Handbook, Chapter 2: Student Affairs Policies, Student Education Records, Section 2600.

FERPA may be more permissive or restrictive than the privacy and public information laws of some states. Therefore, the Idaho Public Records Law must be taken into account when the ISI considers issues related to student records.

Registration Materials
Upon registration, you will receive a Registration Confirmation Email with directions for getting started in your course. Your V number is included in this email, which is essential for setting up your accounts. You may begin your course immediately after the registration form has been processed and you have been added to the course in Canvas. You can take up to one year to complete a course.

University of Idaho Email and Canvas Accounts
Upon registration, you will receive a University of Idaho account if you don’t already have one. You will use your University of Idaho account to login to Canvas, use the University of Idaho Library, and check your email which is linked to Canvas. If you need help with your University of Idaho Accounts, visit this webpage. Consider bookmarking this page in case you need it later.

The best way to receive help is to email Make sure to include that you are an Independent Study in Idaho student in your message. You can email from any email address. We recommend that you leave a message if you phone the help desk.


  • Course assignments and other course material are delivered online in Canvas. Although all assignments are available, you are required to complete assignments and exams consecutively, in the order outlined in the course.
  • There are a given number of assignments linked to a specific exam, and they are the building blocks for subsequent assignments and exams. Wait until the grade/feedback on the current exam is returned before submitting subsequent assignments and exams.
  • Students can work at their own pace within the limits set by the course instructor on the number of assignments that can be submitted per week (see Course Rules in Canvas for instructor requirements).
  • Instructors will grade assignments within three weeks after the date of receipt but are not required to grade faster than the maximum number of assignments per week listed in the Course Rules.
  • Students must complete ALL assignments and exams to be eligible for a final course grade.


Independent Study

Physical Address:
Blake House
1150 Blake Ave.
Rooms 205, 206 and 207
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Mailing Address:

Independent Study in Idaho
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 3081
Moscow, ID 83844-3081

Toll-free: 877-464-3246

Phone: 208-885-6641


Web: Instructor Gradebook Access