The academic technology team offers trainings in a variety of formats to meet the needs of our Butler community. These formats include:

Self-Paced Courses

We utilize Canvas courses to provide on-demand training to meet your busy schedule. Training content is either created in-house by the instructional technology team or carefully curated from a combination of vendor content and existing well-developed Creative Commons licensed content, and the trainings are completed asynchronously. Many of the courses listed below use Canvas’ “self-enrollment” feature, meaning you can sign up right now with no restrictions; simply click the enroll link to start the enrollment process. If a course is not using self-enrollment, follow the instructions in the course description for next steps.

Canvas 101 Training for Instructors

This self-enroll course is designed to get you familiar with Canvas. Structured into eight modules, the course covers the overall Canvas interface, content and activity creation, grading, and user settings. If you would like a sandbox to practice the skills covered in this course, complete the Sandbox Request form.

Pivot Pedagogy

This course will help you to pivot between face-to-face instruction, hybrid/flipped formats, and online course delivery. Enrollment with your dean’s approval is required for those new to teaching online or hybrid courses at Butler. Faculty not required to take the course but who have interest in doing so for their own professional development will also need their Dean’s approval.

To earn a Pivot Pedagogy completion certificate and stipend, you need to complete a minimum of eight modules. For more information about Pivot Pedagogy, complete the enrollment survey.

Two REQUIRED modules include:

  • Keeping Accessibility Front of Mind and
  • Flipped Classroom Approaches

For your remaining six modules, choose from an assortment of topics. Options include:

  • Five modules focused on pedagogy
  • Nine modules focused on technology, and
  • One module on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Faculty who previously completed Pivot Pedagogy or simply want to reference the content may see a read-only version of the course.

Third-Party/Vendor Training and Support

24/7 Vendor Support

Butler students, faculty, and staff have access to 24/7 support from some of our vendors. Use the contact information below to speak to a support agent.

Faculty/StaffOnline chat OR call  844-483-5027Chat with Zoom OR submit a case
StudentsOnline chat OR call 844-483-5026Chat with Zoom

LinkedIn Learning

You have free access to LinkedIn Learning and over 18,000 courses in business, creative, and technology subjects. We recommend using LinkedIn Learning as a resource for your students or as a resource to help you level up your own technology skills.

These courses include tool-centric topics like the Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Excel, software development topics like Python and JavaScript, professional topics like presenting, writing, and speaking, and more.

Training Webinars from Zoom

The Zoom support team hosts daily training sessions for new and advanced users. Join a training to begin learning Zoom or to refresh your skills. Choose from one of the trainings below.

Visit the Zoom live training webinars page to check for updates or new webinar titles. For a self-paced option, explore Zoom’s video tutorials.

Getting Started with Zoom Meetings

Get up and running on Zoom quickly! Let our training experts guide you through account set up, launching Zoom, and scheduling and hosting your first meeting.

Advanced Zoom Meeting Features

Create an exceptional experience for your participants on Zoom! Learn how to use advanced features like registration, live transcript, language interpretation, and more.

Engaging Your Students on Zoom

Increase your virtual education skills and knowledge! Leave this session able to launch quizzes, share and annotate on a screen, and place your students in breakout rooms.

Zoom In: Breakout Rooms

Get participants talking! Learn how to set up rooms and break your meeting into smaller, more personal sessions.

Welcome to Zoom Whiteboard

Zoom Whiteboard offers seamless collaboration, for both during and outside of your Zoom meeting! Come learn about the tools available at your fingertips, from its infinite canvas to sticky notes, sharing abilities, and more. Bring your questions! We will wrap up with a live Q&A session.

Training Webinars from Panopto

Butler faculty, staff, and students can attend training sessions hosted by the Panopto support team. Users can join a Basic Training Webinar live by registering using the links below or watch a recorded Basics Training Webinar.

Butler faculty, staff, and students can also search Panopto’s video tutorials and/or written documentation for help with specific questions.

Basic Training Webinar

Wed, Oct 11, 2023, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM EDT

Basic Training Webinar

Wed, Oct 18, 2023, 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM EDT

Advanced Training Webinar – Webcasting with Panopto

Wed, Oct 25, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Weekly Q&A (Office Hours)

Every Thursday at 01:00 PM EDT


Upcoming Workshops

Visit the Events page for information on upcoming workshops.

Interested in a customized workshop for your department or program? Submit a Workshop Request form.

Past Workshops

Recordings and resources from past workshops are posted in the dropdowns below.