BU Supported Tools

Academic Partnerships (AP) supports several university-wide licensed tools and other open-source tools. BU-supported tools are those that the majority of the campus uses. AP provides support and training for these tools on top of the support provided by the vendor (listed below); faculty and academic staff can request one-on-one consultations or classroom instruction for students. Classroom instruction sessions will be led by our student employees in the Digital Transformation Ambassadors program.

Ideas for how to implement these tools in the classroom can be found on our Instructional Activities page.

BU-supported tools include:

Non-Supported Tools

Butler faculty and students may use additional academic technology tools in their teaching and coursework, respectively. Academic Partnership staff will do their best to accommodate non-supported tools; however, workshops and training over these tools is not guaranteed. If there is widespread use of a tool, AP will consider purchasing a university-wide license; otherwise, payment for tools will be left to the department or college using the tool. Faculty who are interested in one-on-one help with non-supported tools should email APhelp@butler.edu or view the self-help resources in LinkedIn Learning. Common tools include:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Infographic Tools (e.g. Piktochart, Canva, Adobe Express)
  • ePortfolio / Web Authoring Tools (e.g. Weebly, Wix)
  • Digital Storytelling Tools (e.g. iMovie, Adobe Premiere Pro, MovieMaker, Adobe Express)
  • Podcasting Tools (Audacity)
  • MS Office Tools