Teaching Workshops

iSchool T3 (Teaching Tips & Techniques) Series  

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 T3 Series sessions. All sessions are recorded and available in the T3 Archive located in the Canvas Faculty site.

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.)

Upcoming schedule of sessions held live in Bb Collaborate AND eCampus.  The details follow.

Thursday, October 19 @ 11 am PT (Using Zoom Platform - https://sjsu.zoom.us/j/302773295)

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.

Fall 2017 Sessions 

T3 Offerings in Bb Collaborate.  Please register below.


Wednesday, September 6 @ 11 am PT

Title: OneSearch Tips & Tricks

Presenter: Ann Agee

Description: In June, the King Library launched a new library catalog, OneSearch, that allows you to explore books, media, articles, and more in one simple search.This new discovery system brings the resources of all 23 California State University campuses together for the first time in a seamless, user-friendly interface. In this session, we'll explore tips and tricks for using OneSearch for your research, and you'll get a chance to share your feedback on how the system is working for you and your students.


Tuesday, September 12 @ 11 am PT

Title: Strategies to Improve SOTEs Ratings

Presenters: Sandy Hirsh and Debbie Faires

Description:  Dr. Sandy Hirsh, iSchool Director, will present a summary of trends she has noted in reviewing the Student Opinion of Teaching Effectiveness surveys (SOTEs). There will be an opportunity to discuss strategies for addressing each question.

The University places a high degree of emphasis on its faculty's teaching effectiveness. Evaluation of classroom performance is a critical issue for full and part-time faculty. The iSchool uses two measures of teaching effectiveness. The first is a faculty evaluation performed by one of the full-time faculty.

The second evaluation technique is the student evaluation. SOTEs are generally done close to the end of the semester.  They are administered electronically by the Survey Research and Evaluation unit of the University. See Student Evaluation of Teaching Program on the Office of Institutional Research Web page. The results are provided to each instructor and the iSchool Director for review and recommendations. Each instructor receives a copy of the results of both evaluations after they have been tabulated by the University, usually late in the next semester.

In 2013 Sandy Hirsh, iSchool Director, provided feedback on trends that were viewed in the iSchool student evaluations. Join the upcoming session in September to learn what Dr. Hirsh shares as she revisits the iSchool's SOTEs with the faculty.


Thursday, October 19 @ 11 am PT (Using Zoom Platform - Click on this link)

Title: Canvas Tips & Updates

Presenter: Yingjie Liu, SJSU eCampus











Learn current and new Canvas features including instructional graphic design techniques.

Wednesday, November 8 @ 11 am PT (Using Zoom Platform)

Title: Time-saving Teaching & Grading Tips: Part II

Presenters: Johanna Tunon, Ruth Barefoot, Steve Perry



Join Johanna, Ruth, and Steve as they share time-saving teaching and grading tips that they use or have learned about while investigating this topic.  Please let Sue know in advance if you have teaching techniques and/or tips for developing rubrics that you are willing to share during this session.

You are welcome to test Zoom on your own by accessing the site using your sjsu.edu email account. Formal training on Zoom will be offered soon, but it's not necessary to have the training before attending the T3 session.


OPTIONAL eCampus Offerings Available for T3 Credit 

Fall 2017 Online Workshops Listed Below

Thursday, August 31

1:00 PM Getting Started with Criterion

Thursday, September 7

1:00 PM Canvas II: Files, Modules, and Pages

Tuesday, September 19

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

Thursday, October 12

12:00 PM  Getting Started with Qualtrics (Online)

Wednesday, November 1

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

Monday, November 6

11:00 AM  SPSS Refresher (Online)

Thursday, November 9

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

Friday, December 1

1:00 PM  Getting Started with Criterion (Online and In-Person)

Thursday, December 14

10:00 AM  Getting Started with Criterion (Online and In-Person)



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.




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