Teaching Tools

eCampus offers a variety of teaching tools and services for faculty.  Click on the title of the tool to learn more.

Learning Management System (LMS)

Learning Management Systems (LMS) are software applications that enable online access to course materials and supplements. Some of the LMS’s features includes tests and quizzes, gradebook, assignments, and enhanced communication options between the student and faculty.

Canvas

San Jose State University uses a learning management system (LMS) called Canvas by Instructure. Canvas has a clean, intuitive user interface, featuring drag and drop usability; and a comprehensive grading tool. Canvas also allows faculty and students to configure their notification options to integrate with services such as Facebook, Twitter, text messaging and more.


Video Capturing/Conferencing

There are numerous applications that enable faculty to interact with their students beyond the classroom. By utilizing video capturing tools, faculty can host online meetings and pre-record lectures for their students.

Camtasia & Snagit

Camtasia helps you to create powerful, yet easy-to-use professional videos without having any prior experience with video editing. 

Snagit is a simple screen capture software that allows you to capture either videos or pictures of your desktop, edit, and share quickly. 

Zoom Web Conferencing

Zoom provides high quality, easy to use video conferencing capability at San Jose state University. Zoom can be used to host online meetings and interactive sessions with individuals inside and outside of San José State University


Other Teaching Tools

Qualtrics

Academic Technology is pleased to announce Qualtrics, an online survey software that empowers you to collect, analyze and act on relevant data. This software is available to all faculty, staff and students at SJSU. 

Turnitin

Turnitin is an Internet-based plagiarism-prevention service created by iParadigms, LLC. Essays written by students are submitted to the Turnitin website, which checks the documents for unoriginal content. The results can be used to identify similarities to existing sources or can be used in formative assessment to help students learn how to avoid plagiarism and improve their writing. Canvas, already has Turnitin integrated inside it due to which the usage becomes much more easier.

Writer's Help

Writer’s Help is a powerful online tool for all student writers: for very low to highly skilled, ESL, and for writers with varying learning styles and/or disabilities.

Adobe CC

San José State provides faculty, staff and administrators (MPPs) with Adobe software packages for both their campus computers and their home computers. Student Assistants are not included in the work-at-home component of the Adobe program. For additional information, see Adobe Software for Faculty & Staff.

Criterion

Criterion is an Online Writing Evaluation service offered by ETS. It presents the faculty, writing instructors and administrators at various collegiate institutions of higher education with a reliable writing assessment tool for their students. Students work on their essays and submit them to receive feedback in the form of an aggregate score and an analysis with annotations to aid in the instruction of writing.

iPads

The iPad program and initiative aims at enhancing teaching effectiveness through the use of digital technologies. Learn more about these programs.

Respondus

Respondus is a powerful tool for creating and managing exams that can be printed to paper or published directly to a learning system like Canvas. Exams can be created offline using a familiar Windows environment, or moved from one LMS to another. Whether you are a veteran of online testing or relatively new to it, Respondus will save you hours on each project. Available only for Windows.

Clickers

REEF Polling by iClicker provides user-friendly technology that enables presenters and participants to interact dynamically through question-and-answer polling, and accurately records results to improve learning outcomes.

Piazza

Piazza is a wiki-style Q & A platform that allows for you and your students to create discussions and polls. Piazza is available as a tool in Canvas.

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

VR/AR education is a hot topic in the educational technology conversation.Explore the options like augmented reality glasses, google card box, handheld/mobile devices and their applications available at San Jose State University.

iTunesU

iTunes U delivers easy, 24/7 access to educational content and is available to anyone with a Mac or Windows computer. Students can sync iTunes U content with any iPod or iPhone. In support of the California State University Coded Memorandum, AA-2007-04, Access to Electronic and Information Technology for Persons with Disabilities, content on iTunes U @ San Jose State University is designed to meet the needs of all, including those who have disabilities.