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.


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 and 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


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.

LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an online learning platform enabling individuals and organizations to achieve their objectives and aspirations. Learn online at your own pace, with their library of 5,000+ creative, business, and technology courses.

Excelsior OWL

Excelsior OWL 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 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.


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


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.


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.

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

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