Information Technology

Learning Tools

The Center for Academic Technology (CAT), located in Jordan Hall room 037, assists Butler students, faculty, and staff by facilitating learning using technology. Faculty can partner with Academic Specialists to learn how to develop and integrate technology into their classroom and pedagogy. The Information Commons program, an academic technology consultation program, is also available for faculty and students alike. See below for a listing of the different services offered by CAT.  CAT is a member of Academic Affairs and is partnered with Butler IT to perform a variety of services.  You can contact CAT via email at or phone at 317-940-8575.

Classroom Presentations:

CAT can assist with how-to software instruction through classroom demonstration and hands-on in-class training.

Individual Consultation:

CAT provides one-on-one training to faculty and staff for software, hardware, or other technology peripherals. CAT cannot guarantee all requests, please call for more information.

Information Commons:

Students provide peer-to-peer training and consulting services for other students as well as faculty. They also lead both in-class and open training sessions on a wide range of technology topics.

Lending Library:

CAT will lend iPads, recording devices, or other media rich devices to faculty and staff for use in and out of the classroom for a short period of time.


Panopto is a platform for presentation recording, live webcasting, social learning, video content management and more.  CAT provides training for Panopto to faculty, staff, and students. Faculty with consultation on the pedagogical use of Panopto only.

Rich Media:

CAT supports the use of Rich Media on campus by providing support and documentation for the use of equipment checked out to faculty through CAT, training for students who check out digital equipment, and in the incorporation of audio and video files into supported software programs.

Software Training:

CAT provides training on the use of standard Butler software such as Moodle. Individual training sessions can be made by appointment. See the training schedule to sign up for planned group training sessions.

Eligibility: Varies based on service.

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