Teaching Workshops

iSchool T3 (Teaching Tips & Techniques) Series is scheduled with new sessions this spring. 

The Series, developed in response to the recommendations that were made in the 2012 iSchool Faculty Technology Use Survey Report, offers faculty training in key areas. The topics were selected from the suggestions made by faculty, and the sessions will be led by colleagues and other professionals who have expertise in the use of existing services and technologies. Plan to join one or more of the Spring T3 Series sessions.

Instructional Expectations for All Faculty

iSchool Teaching Requirement

In order to ensure that all iSchool teaching faculty keep up their technology skills and provide our students with the best online experience, all faculty who want to continue to teach for the iSchool will be required to attend at least one of the training sessions each semester -- either live or via the recording. We will ask participants of both the live and recorded sessions to complete a feedback form as proof of attending.  You may also complete the T3 requirement by viewing any of the previous sessions that are located in the T3 Archive on the Canvas iSchool Faculty site (and completing a feedback form as proof of attending.)

This spring we are offering sessions held live in Bb Collaborate AND eCampus.  The details follow.

Collaborate Participant Link:  


Recorded Sessions 2012 - Present

Recordings will be available for anyone who is unable to attend the synchronous sessions. The recorded sessions are available in the iSchool Faculty site in Canvas.

Evaluation/Attendance Form

On completion of the live or recorded Collaborate session you will be directed to an online evaluation form. Completing that form will ensure that you are given credit for participation in one of the sessions, and your input will be used as we plan for future sessions in the T3 Series.

Spring 2017 Sessions 

T3 Offerings in Bb Collaborate.  Please register below.


Thursday, February 16 @ 11 am PT

Rob Favini: OCLC Member Relations Liaison

OCLC Library Education Program Review and Product Update

In this session Rob Favini, from OCLC’s Membership and Research Division, will review the products and services that are available free to library and information schools as a part of the OCLC Library Education Program. In addition he will provide an overview of the latest OCLC product development and strategy. The session will also provide time for Q&A and discussion.

Thursday, March 9 @ 10 am PT  The session will take place on this Collaborate Ultra site.

Debbie Faires, Beth Wrenn-Estes, Adele Reid

Introduction to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

For the past several years Debbie Faires and a small cohort of SJSU faculty have participated in a user testing group for the redesign of Blackboard Collaborate.  Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.  Here is information about this new interface:
With the Ultra experience, Blackboard provides a fully redesigned, high quality, browser-based web conferencing solution that makes distance teaching and learning simple, crystal clear, and worry free.  Consider using the Ultra experience if you use office hours, lectures, and small group collaboration. 

This T3 session will take place on the new Collaborate Ultra platform so that you can gain practical experience while you are guided through each feature.

April 18, 2017 @ 11 am PT

Slobodan Simic, SJSU Professor, Mathematics

Teaching with Piazza

Some of our iSchool faculty who use Piazza in Canvas have raved about it.  Professor Simic is one of 50,000 instructors who use Piazza, and he appears on the Piazza homepage with a testimony about what he likes about it.  Dr. Simic agreed to share his experiences using Piazza in our T3 session.

Here are some ways that Piazza is used:

• Wiki style format enables collaboration in a single space
• Features LaTeX editor, highlighted syntax and code blocking
• Questions and posts needing immediate action are highlighted
• Instructors endorse answers to keep the class on track
• Anonymous posting encourages every student to participate
• Highly customizable online polls


OPTIONAL eCampus Offerings Available for T3 Credit

Tuesday, February 7    

12:00 PM  Canvas II: Files, Modules, and Pages (Online)

Wednesday, February 22 

1:00 PM Canvas III: Assignments and Grades (Online)

Thursday, March 9

12:00 PM  Canvas IV: Discussions, Chat, Collaborations, and Conferences (Online)

Monday, April 3

2:00 PM  Canvas II: Files, Modules, and Pages (Online)

Wednesday, April 19

4:00 PM  Canvas III: Assignments and Grades (Online)

Tuesday, April 25

12:00 PM  Canvas Design Tips and Best Practices (Online)

Tuesday, May 2

10:00 AM  Canvas IV: Discussions, Chat, Collaborations, and Conferences (Online) 

Wednesday, May 3

12:00 PM  Getting Started with Qualtrics (Online)


These sessions will not be held on Bb Collaborate. Please register for any workshop directly on the eCampus website by clicking the link included with each workshop listed below, and complete the evaluation form when you have taken the workshop.




A recording and evaluation link is available for asynchronous viewing of T3 and eCampus workshops.

Each T3 session is available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas iSchool Faculty site.




Available Workshops
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