The Center for Academic Technology offers trainings in a variety of formats to meet the needs of our Butler community. These formats include:
CAT utilizes Canvas courses to provide on-demand training to meet your busy schedule. Training content is either created in-house by the CAT 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.
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/Staff||Online chat OR call 844-483-5027||Chat with Zoom OR submit a case|
|Students||Online chat OR call 844-483-5026||Chat with Zoom|
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.
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.
Basic Training Webinar
Wed, Oct 19, 2022, 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM EDT
Basic Training Webinar
Wed, Nov 9, 2022, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM EST
Basic Training Webinar
Wed, Nov 16, 2022, 08:00 AM – 09:00 AM EST
Weekly Q&A (Office Hours)
Every Thursday at 01:00 PM EDT
- Turning on the Classroom AV Tutorial
- Classroom Starting a Zoom Session Tutorial
- Testing Zoom Audio Tutorial
- Joining Zoom Call from a 2nd Device (Laptop or iPad)
- Camera Control Tutorial
- Document Camera Tutorial
- Zoom In-meeting Security Controls Tutorial
- Capturing the Whiteboard with a PTZ Camera Tutorial
- Classroom Shutdown Procedure
Special thanks to IT for providing these tutorials!
During this workshop, the CAT team gave a brief overview of several tools in open breakout sessions with the College of Education. The purpose of this session was to spark new ideas for student engagement in the classroom, especially in an online/hy-flex context, instead of comprehensively covering each tool. The topics included:
- Google Jamboard (12 min)
- Google Cloud Assignments in Canvas (9 min)
- Zoom Discussion Strategies (24 min)
- Juxtapose by Knightlab (14 min)
- StoryMapJS by Knightlab (11 min)
- TimelineJS by Knightlab (24 min)
If you would like to learn more about any of the tools above or how to incorporate them into your class, submit a CAT consultation request for a one-on-one meeting.
This quick and practical session focused on how to write Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) appropriate for the degree level of your course and its strategic placement within the program curriculum. The discussion emphasized getting the most from Bloom’s taxonomy and tips for writing solid and measurable outcomes to guide the design of course content and assessments.
- Differentiate between Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes.
- Describe the characteristics of Student Learning Outcomes.
- Construct your own Student Learning Outcome.
Getting Started with Canvas
These facilitated sessions are designed to get Canvas newbies up and running with the essentials of Canvas. In particular, participants will learn how to navigate Canvas, create a profile, locate support options, use Conversations (course email), post a syllabus and announcement, create an assignment, module and use speedgrader. Request link.
In this session, participants will learn the basics of Assessment tools in Canvas. Participants will create a graded discussion forum, an assignment for online submission, and a basic quiz. Additionally, the Attendance Tool will be covered. View now. (37 min)
In this session, we will cover all aspects of the Quizzes tool in Canvas. Participants will start with creating a basic quiz and then move to exploring all of the advanced features. We will address the use cases for the different types of quizzes as well as the various options when creating a quiz. A basic understanding of Canvas is recommended but not required. View now. (54 min)
Learn how to take advantage of all the tools built into Canvas for student collaboration such as groups, peer reviewing and discussions. We will also look at the Collaboration tool which integrates with Google Docs which streamlines sharing among group members. View now. (27 min)
Faculty will learn how to access the SpeedGrader, add assignment comments and markups, and use a pre-existing rubric for grading. View now. (29 min)
Participants will explore the Panopto and Canvas Studio integrations with Canvas and will learn how to:
- Set up their course for each/either tool,
- Add faculty-created content to the course,
- Create student video assignments,
- Use the discussion features of both tools,
- Embed quizzes in videos.
Participants will also learn accessibility best practices. View now. (100 min)
Getting Started with Zoom
This training covers how to add Zoom to Canvas, how to schedule meetings, and basics of meeting facilitation. View now. (67 min)
Zoom Next Steps
This training covers Zoom breakout rooms, sharing a computer screen, sharing a whiteboard, and Zoom annotation features. View now. (52 min)
Getting Started with Panopto
This training walks through how to turn on Panopto in your Canvas course, how to download the recorder, and how to do a basic recording. View now. (22 min)
This training covers how to enable Panopto in Canvas, how to create a recording, how to share the recording with students, and how to add quizzes to videos. Additionally, faculty will learn how to set up Panopto assignments where students can upload videos and how to view submissions in the SpeedGrader. Finally, faculty will learn how to record and upload to Canvas Studio and add Studio videos to a course. View now. (100 min)
Getting Started with Proctorio
By the end of this training, faculty will be able to:
- add Proctorio to their course;
- create a Proctorio assessment;
- select appropriate Proctorio settings;
- use the Proctorio gradebook; and
- know how students will experience Proctorio.
View now. (47 min)
Setting Up a Zoom Meeting
This video walks through how to set up a recurring Zoom meeting with no fixed time and a waiting room enabled (recommended for back-to-back advising appointments). View now. (3 min)
Creating Sign-Up Times in Canvas
This video demonstrates how to create sign-up appointments using the Canvas calendar and your advisor course. View now. (2 min)
How Students Sign Up
This video shows how to sign up for an appointment from the student perspective. View now. (1 min)