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Television System

Iowa Lakes provides students the opportunity to take courses from a distance via its television system. Classes are delivered to all Iowa Lakes locations and seven area high schools from 7:30 am to 10 pm daily.

  • A fax machine is available in all television rooms. This is provided as a backup to the inter-campus mail system.
  • Center Offices should be called to alert them that a fax will be arriving in the classroom and a proctor should receive it.
  • Allow 15-20 minutes for all sites to receive a batch fax.
  • If a line is busy, the fax will automatically redial every 2 minutes.
  • Copies should be made on a regular copy machine and the fax machine should not be used for copying unless absolutely necessary.
  • Proctors are not always in the classroom. Be sure to ask for a student to go to the office and ask someone to get the proctor before faxing over a test.
  • A reminder that we do not tape classes for students who are absent. We will tape a class for sites that have technical difficulties that prevent them from receiving a class.
  • A reminder that only one site can speak at a time so it may be good to direct questions to a particular site and student.
  • The microphone should be put in the center of your body – approximately 6" from your mouth. Remember to wait about 3 seconds before speaking.
  • Try to prepare material sufficiently in advance to allow time for distribution.
  • A form "Instruction Sheet for TV Center" is to be completed by the instructor and sent with directions for all material to be copied or sent to sites.
  • A phone list is located by the fax machine. Please call the Technology Center if any problems: (Day 362-2604 ext. 7941) (Night 362-7941)

Employee Phone List

Television Center:  (Day) 362-2604 ext. 7941 / (Night) 362-7941

FAX Line:  Estherville 362-8363- Business Office / 362-8353 – Control Room

Al Wudel:  Engineer (Day) 362-2604 (Ext.) 7939

Steve Turner:  Engineer (Day) 362-2604 (Ext.) 7966

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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