Illinois has had a number of schools link to others across the state since the program began in 2011.
The Illinois Department of Education recently announced a change to the way links work, and that will allow schools to use other schools’ schools’ links as well.
“In the past, schools would have to request permission from a school district in order to link to another school,” the department said in a blog post.
“Now, IllinoisLink can be used for schools across the State without any additional approval.”
The department also clarified that IllinoisLink is only intended for schools that have already partnered with the other school, but the department says the move is intended to prevent schools from using links to school that do not exist.
This new change comes after the Department of State Service announced last year that the Illini Link program was not going to expand.
IllinoisLink will continue to operate as before, but will no longer be able to be used to link schools across state lines, according to the department.