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Boise State to practice online classes amid coronavirus concerns

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Posted at 6:09 PM, Mar 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-11 20:09:41-04

BOISE — Music festivals, sporting events and even schools are are taking action as the World Health Organization has now categorized coronavirus as a pandemic.

The big discussion that seems to have everyone's attention would be the amount of schools that are canceling in person classes. Over 100 US college campuses have decided to steer towards online classes, some for a couple of weeks others for the rest of the semester.

With zero confirmed cases in the state of Idaho, Boise State University is still taking no chances and is practicing the scenario of hosting online classes if necessary. On Friday March 13th the University will be canceling all in person classes and hosting them in an online platform.

Greg Hahn, the Associate Vice President of the Office of of Communications and Marketing for the university, discussed how although he feels the software will be able to support the online class forum this is still trial and error situation.

"Now it's about figuring out what we did not anticipate, that's what we're hoping to get out of Friday. We want to figure out what questions we haven't asked yet."