Using the University of Maine System's Television network, students in polycom classes are viewing courses taught at another location (usually one of the seven University of Maine System campuses around the State of Maine) and broadcast to a television screen here at the Hutchinson Center. There is also a camera viewing you! You're a participant in the class with live sound and visuals. They can hear and see you and you can hear and see them. The great thing about Polycom is you need not know how the details of this technology works. Just show up for class on time, turn on the televisions, and presto! You've got access to your own white dry erase board to take notes too! These courses are the next best thing if you can't take a live course. Course content will also include components via email and internet as well. Classes generally meet once a week for two hours or more depending on the subject. Polycom rooms are generally smaller in size and can accommodate up to 15 students.