High-energy sources as faint as 19 mag. in V will be monitored simultaneously with the gamma-ray and hard X-ray measurements provided by the other instruments onboard INTEGRAL. Time resolution is limited to 1s but, in most cases, the optical monitoring will provide measurements around every 1 min. during the much longer pointings. Many individual points will therefore be obtained for any given source during normal scientific operations of the spacecraft, and for around 100 different objects in each field of view, allowing the determination of their light curves. Both galactic, basically accreting sources, and extragalactic objects, mainly AGNs, will be subject to long term monitoring campaigns.