Instituted in 1991, IITS uses emerging telepresence technology to share Alabama's instructional resources. IITS connects users to in-state, national and international conferencing, course instruction, research endeavors and meeting participation.
IITS has grown to become Alabama's premier interactive telepresence network. As of 2014, the IITS network is comprised of 7 universities, several community colleges, public schools, hospitals, research facilities and over 100 established telepresence sites. IITS also offers videoconferencing and technical support for desktop and mobile devices.