Discussion Lists

CETPA sponsors several discussion lists or "Listservs" that represent current topics of importance and interest to the association. The purpose of these listservs is to give members the ability to share relevant and important information to each other. By joining these discussion lists, members receive all communications posted to these lists and have the opportunity to post messages or queries to all of the list's members. These lists provide a forum for the exchange of timely information from sources throughout the state.

You must be a CETPA member to subscribe. All categories of CETPA members are eligible to be members of the listservs. This include Educational, Affiliates, and Retired and Students. For more information on the member categories, please see the membership page.

To manage your account go to: http://lists.cetpa.net/read/login/


The primary list used by all CETPA Members of all types is the "EdTech List." To see a list of all available CETPA lists and request membership click here and then choose "Subscribe" next to a forum.

Please note that many of our forums limit membership to specific groups. For instance, regional group discussion lists are limited to CETPA Education Members and technologists working for public or private K-20 school organizations only. Forum monitors grant access to their lists upon confirming the eligibility of the requester. NEW: Check out the Affiliate list for affiliate members. A Great place to connect with vendors, ask questions, get information about doing business in the K-20 environment. Use the click here link above to request membership.

Only members of a list may post messages to it and view the archives. After submitting a request to join a list, you will receive an e-mail confirmation with instructions on how to activate the membership.

NOTE TO OUR AFFILIATE MEMBERS: CETPA discussion lists are intended exclusively to share information between members. Solicitation and promotion of products or services for sale is strictly forbidden. Messages are monitored and repeated offense will result in being removed from the list.


Posting a Message

To post a message, address the message to [name-of-list]@lists.cetpa.net.

Review Archives

To search the archives of any list to which you area member go tohttp://lists.cetpa.net/read/login and use your list credentials where indicated. You will then be able to select from among your lists, search for any topic in the database and review discussions on that topic.

Adding A List

Additional lists will be added as interest or importance dictates. Please contact the CETPA webmaster if you have any suggestions.

Leaving A List

If, after joining a list, you find that you no longer want to participate, follow the instructions above to access the archives. Once in, click on the "Unsubscribe" option to the right of any forum to which you belong. Alternatively, you may send a blank e-mail message to unsubscribe-[name-of-list]@lists.cetpa.net. Upon receipt you will be automatically removed from the list and receive confirmation of your removal.

Problems or Questions

For questions regarding CETPA's discussion lists or for help with technical difficulties, please contact the CETPA webmaster.


Thank you for being part of our Listserv community. To ensure the best possible experience for all Listserv members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.

By using our discussion lists you agree that you have read and will follow the guidelines. You also agree to reserve list discussions for topics best suited to the medium. This is a great way to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation.

In order to preserve a climate that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, the CA Educational Technology Professionals Association (CETPA) reserves the right to suspend or terminate membership on any and all lists for members who violate these terms. If you do not accept these terms, unsubscribe by sending a blank e-mail message to unsubscribe-[name-of-list]@lists.cetpa.net

If you have questions, please contact 

The Golden Rule:
Do not "flame," challenge or attack others. The discussions on the lists are meant to stimulate conversation, not to create contention. Flaming includes the making of derogatory comments, ridicule, excessive sarcasm and innuendo. Let others have their say, just as you have yours. All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials or language are strictly prohibited.

Your Message is Visible: Use caution when discussing items. Information posted on the lists is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel and slander laws. Do not post anything in a listserv message that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you. Please note carefully all items listed in the disclaimer and legal rules below, particularly regarding the copyright ownership of information posted to the list. Remember that CETPA and other e-mail list participants have the right to reproduce postings to this listserv. Replying to a message automatically replies to the entire list.

Keep it Commercial-Free: Do not post commercial messages on any listserv. Contact people directly with product and service information if you believe it would help them. Do not distribute any spam, solicitation, jokes, chain letters, petitions for signatures or letters relating to pyramid schemes, missing persons or once-in-a-lifetime deals. Do not use the listserv to invite the entire list to join your social network (Facebook, Twitter follow, Linkedin, etc). You may invite individuals to join your network but may not invite the entire list.

Keep it Focused: State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject. Only send a message to the entire list when it contains information that benefits everyone. Send your message only to the most appropriate list(s). Do not send the same message to several lists. Include only the relevant portions of the original message in your reply. Delete any header information, and put your response before the original posting.

Include a signature tag on all messages. Include your name, affiliation, location, and e-mail address.

Do not send administrative messages, such as "remove me from the list", through the listserv. To unsubscribe from the list, send a blank e-mail message to unsubscribe-[name-of-list]@lists.cetpa.net.

Disclaimer and Legal Rules

This list is provided as a service of the CA Educational Technology Professionals Association. CETPA accepts no responsibility for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. CETPA disclaims all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by CETPA or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall CETPA be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.

Do not post any defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants CETPA and users of this list the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.

Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.

By using the CETPA listserv, subscribers agree to indemnify defend and hold harmless the CETPA, its committees and sections, its subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and agents from and against all losses, claims, demands, causes of action, liabilities, expenses, including reasonable attorney's fees and costs arising from any claims arising out of or resulting from any breach of these guidelines by the user or any omission or act taken by the user.

CETPA does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to CETPA's attention (by CETPA staff or otherwise), CETPA reserves the right to take all appropriate action in response. CETPA reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.

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