School officials say the idea is to mimic the college environment.
The IU School of Public Health is offering five free classes to public health workers in the state to promote the roles and importance of public health workers.
On Tuesday and Wednesday representatives from nearly every state will meet in Indianapolis to discuss a proposal that would standardize online higher education.
Indiana University enrolled 87 more students than last fall, but the total number of credits students are taking decreased.
IU is starting classes a week earlier in 2012 than in previous years but is also creating a fall break and extended Thanksgiving break.